Thomas advises clients in the chemical field with a particular focus on polymers and related technologies.
Prior to joining Marks & Clerk, Thomas worked in chemical research before joining the intellectual property profession, where he has worked in-house as well as within private practice. He has a considerable Freedom to Operate and EPO Opposition practice, and is active within the German patent authorities.
Thomas graduated with a Diploma in Chemistry and went on to obtain his PhD, both from the University of Bielefeld (Germany). His PhD focussed on organogallium compounds.
Having qualified as a German and European Patent Attorney, Thomas became active within the training and education sectors. He is a university lecturer for intellectual property law, a full member of the Professional Education Committee of the European Patent Institute and a member of the Examining Board for the qualifying examination at the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, as well as a tutor at the Centre for International Property Studies at the University of Strasbourg and the European Patent Institute.
Diploma and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Bielefeld, Germany
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Diploma from the University of Strasbourg (DESU) on "Patent Litigation in Europe"
Master's degree from the Distance University Hagen (LL.M.) on "European Intellectual Property Law"