Dr
Thomas
Olbrich

Senior European Patent Attorney

Newcastle Office

Telephone. +44(0) 191 205 8360
Mobile. +44(0) 771 744 0324
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Tom is a PHD physicist with a real passion for most technologies and innovation. Tom's extensive experience covers a wide spectrum of technologies, from relatively simple concepts, such as shoes, floating platforms and power tools, to semiconductor and superconductor systems, as well as, computer implemented applications and medical devices. Tom has considerable experience (15+ years) in patent drafting and European, as well as worldwide patent prosecution.

Tom's areas of expertise include engineering, electronics and physics related technology in general, and in particular, medical devices, sporting goods, semiconductors and ICs, power tools, automotive fasteners, appliances, as well as, offshore and oil & gas technology (e.g. downhole tools, seismic interpretation software).

After spending a few years in the special military forces in his native Germany, competing i.a. in athletics, biathlon and bobsleigh, Tom went to study Applied Physics (MSc) at the University of Applied Science in Munich and Physics (BSc) at Nottingham Trent University. In order to further his studies, he then completed a PhD in Medical Physics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

In 2005, he began working towards becoming a Patent and Trade Mark attorney. He has since gained extensive experience working with four leading European patent firms. He is known for a very personal approach and a high quality of work.

Specialisms

  • Automotive systems
  • Construction
  • Fuel cells
  • Oil & gas
  • Orthopaedics
  • Renewable energy
  • Subsea technology
  • Testing, measurement and electronics

Industries

  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • Energy icon Energy
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices

Services

  • Designs & design rights
  • Patents
  • Searching & competitor monitoring
  • Strategy
  • Utility models

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

European


BSC

Physics

MSC

Applied Physics

PHD

Medical Physics

Publications

Northern Insight Article

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CSR

Tom is involved with mentoring Trainees in patent drafting.

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