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German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Representative before the UPC
As a German and European patent attorney, Thomas has more than 15 years of experience with inventions in the fields of life sciences, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. His earlier doctoral research was carried out at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ).
The focus of his work as a patent attorney is on patent grant and patent enforcement proceedings and includes opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO as well as nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court. Working together with specialized lawyers, Thomas advises and represents clients in infringement proceedings before the regional courts.
Thomas has wide-ranging litigation experience in drug-releasing stents, diagnostic assays, cosmetics, vaccines and antibodies.
Stem-cell ruling provides perspective, The Patent Lawyer Magazine, 2013
ECJ: no patent protection for human embryonic stem-cell related inventions, ipeg, 2011
Tagungsband zum Symposium Sektoruntersuchung Pharma der Europäischen Kommission – Kartellrechtliche Disziplinierung des Patentsystems?, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2010
Tagungsband zum Symposium Stammzellforschung – Quo Vadis?, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2009
Patentreform, BIO Forum, 2007
The other EPO battle, Managing Intellectual Property, 2007
Reinventing the patent, Pharma Technology (English/Chinese), 2007
Patente auf Diagnostika, Transkript, 2006
EPO: Is there a doctrine of exhaustion of priority rights, Pharmaceutical Law Insight, 2006 (together with Birgit Strube)
Disclaimers in Patent Claims, European Biotechnology Science & Industry News, 2005
What kind of protection can you get? On method of treatment inventions, Biotechology Law Report, 2000 (togehter with Franz-Josef Zimmer)