Thomas advises clients in the high-tech field, in particular, in the electronics sector on software, artificial intelligence and internet related subject matter. Thomas moreover has a large medical devices practice and is active in the Cleantech field.
Thomas leads the Marks & Clerk practice group for Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing; a technology in which he is considered an expert. He has been invited more than once to join a panel of experts, as the only private practice patent attorney, to present at conferences organised by the European Patent Office (EPO) on the challenges 3D printing poses to IP.
He has worked on patent applications relating to non-volatile semiconductor storage devices, data processing and exchange, mobile telecommunications, smart grid related inventions, waste reduction and medical imaging, to name a few. Thomas also has experience in contentious related matters, including European oppositions, appeals and litigation.
Thomas graduated with a Diploma in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Ulm (Germany) and went on to obtain his PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research, where he investigated the interaction between radio frequency electromagnetic fields and conducting tissue, with particular emphasis on its application to the design of phased array resonators.
Having qualified as a Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney in 2007, in 2014 Thomas became one of the few professionals to also qualify as a Patentanwalt (German Patent Attorney).
In the LMG Life Sciences Guide 2014, Thomas is listed as a ‘Life Sciences Star’ for his work in the medical devices area. He is also commended in the inaugural Who's Who Legal - Patent Agents, which refers to him as a “definite inclusion on any list”.
German, European and Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney
PhD, Medical Physics; Magnetic Resonance, Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden Hospital, UK (2001)
Dipl Ing, Biomedical Engineering, University of Applied Science, Ulm, Germany (1998)