Dr. Thomas W. Schmidt

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) (Biotech) Dr.-Ing.
German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney,
European Trademark and Design Attorney

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics and genetic engineering
  • pharma (pharmaceuticals, medicaments, formulations and drugs, in particular biopharmaceuticals, vaccines)
  • diagnostics, e.g. genetic biomarkers
  • companion diagnostics and personalized medicine
  • medical products, e.g. implants
  • process technology, in particular biological and chemical processes
  • nucleic acid-based inventions, e.g. amplification and sequencing

ACTIVITIES:
Patent prosecution
Opposition and appeal proceedings
Infringement and validity opinions, freedom-to-operate (FTO) analyses 

BIOGRAPHY:
Thomas Schmidt has been working in the field of intellectual property since 2011, became German and European patent attorney in 2015 and joined Prüfer & Partner in 2017.
Prior to joining Prüfer & Partner, he worked for renowned IP law firms. He also spent several months in an industrial patent department.
Thomas Schmidt studied biotechnology at the University of Applied Science Weihenstephan and holds a phD degree from the Technical University (RWTH) Aachen. He has relevant industry experience in the biopharmaceutical field. 

MEMBERSHIPS:
epi - European Patent Institute
Chamber of Patent Attorneys

LANGUAGES:
English, German

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