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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HGF is pleased to invite you to our upcoming German-language webinar in cooperation with the BVIZ on “In- and Out-licensing of Technologies” on 16th of November 2023. The webinar will …Event details
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HGF is pleased to invite you to our upcoming German-language seminar on “In- and Out-licensing of Technologies” in Salzburg and Dresden. The seminar will offer you the opportunity to gain …Event details
Bioforward, OBN’s ‘Roadmap for Growth’ Life Sciences event is set to take place at The King’s Centre in Oxford on Tuesday 26th September 2023. This event is designed to provide the support, skills, know-how …Event details
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into healthcare has ushered in a new era of personalised medicine, promising more effective and tailored treatments for patients. Traditional medical approaches often adopt …Read article
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