Dr. Thomas W. Schmidt

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



  • 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

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

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. 

epi - European Patent Institute
Chamber of Patent Attorneys
Lecturer for European and International Patent Law at the East Bavarian Technical University (OTH) Amberg-Weiden

English, German

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