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.
Tom is involved with mentoring Trainees in patent drafting.
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The University of Hong Kong is hosting a webinar on ‘IP Management: AI and 5G in healthcare’ on 9th December 2021 with HGF’s Partner Dr Chris Benson and Patent Director …Event details
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