Thomas Schmidt


Thomas Schmidt

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney


Thomas Schmidt

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

As a patent attorney, Thomas Schmidt has considerable professional experience in the drafting and prosecution of German, European and international patent applications, in opposition and nullity proceedings as well as in the preparation of FTO, infringement and validity opinions.

Thomas Schmidt speaks German and English.

Technical focus

  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Diagnostics
  • Personalized medicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Food technology
  • Process engineering
  • Materials chemistry


Studies of biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan with stay at the University of Massachusetts, USA. Doctorate at the Chair of Biotechnology, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen. Postdoctoral research in the Department of Downstream Process Development at Roche Diagnostics. Relevant industry experience in the biopharmaceutical sector.

Legal training in a renowned law firm with accompanying legal studies at the Fernuniversität Hagen. Traineeship at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) in Munich. German Patent Attorney since 2015, European Patent Attorney since 2015. Several months stay in an industrial patent department in 2015. Lecturer for “European and International Patent Law” at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Amberg-Weiden in the winter semester 2018/19 and summer semester 2019. With Eisenführ Speiser since 2019.


  • Patent Attorneys Association (PAK)
  • Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
  • Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI)

Publications & Presentations

New medical uses of known medical devices – A new perspective on purpose-limited product protection for medical devices in Europe

GRUR Int. 2019, 737

Weiterer Autor: Oser, A.

Mechanistic model for prediction of formate dehydrogenase kinetics under industrially relevant conditions

Biotechnology Progress, 26:73-78

Weitere Autoren: Michalik, C., Zavrel, M., Spiess, A. C., Marquardt, W., Ansorge-Schumacher, M. B.

Systematic determination of intrinsic reaction parameters in enzyme immobilizates

Chemical Engineering Science, 65(8):2491-2499

Weitere Autoren: Zavrel, M., Michalik, C., Schwendt, T., Ansorge-Schumacher, M., Janzen, C., Marquardt, W., Büchs, J., Spiess, A. C.

Biochemical peculiarities of benzaldehyde lyase from Pseudomonas fluorescens Biovar l in the dependency on pH and co-solvent concentration

Bioorganic Chemistry, 37(3):84-89

Weitere Autoren: Zavrel, M., Spiess, A. C., Ansorge-Schumacher, M. B.

Biphasic mini-reactor for characterization of biocatalyst performance

Biotechnology Journal, 4, 44-50

Weitere Autoren: Van den Wittenboer, A., Müller, P., Ansorge-Schumacher, M., Greiner, L.

Mechanistic kinetic model for symmetric carboligations using benzaldehyde lyase

Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 101(1):27-38

Weitere Autoren: Zavrel, M., Michalik, C., Ansorge-Schumacher, M., Marquardt, W., Büchs, J., Spiess, A. C.

Systemic approach to solvent selection for biphasic systems with a combination of COSMO-RS and a dynamic modeling tool

Engineering in Life Science, 8(5):546-552

Weitere Autoren: Peters, M., Zavrel, M., Kahlen, J., Ansorge-Schumacher, M., Leitner, W., Büchs, J., Greiner, L., Spiess, A. C.

Model discrimination for the propionic acid diffusion into hydrogel beads using lifetime confocal laser scanning microscopy

Chemical Engineering Science, 63(13):3457-3465

Weitere Autoren: Spiess, A. C., Zavrel, M., Ansorge-Schumacher, M. B., Janzen, C., Michalik, C., Schwendt, T., Büchs, J., Poprawe, R., Marquardt, W.

Application of the incremental identification method to the formate oxidation using formate dehydrogenase

Chemical Engineering Science 62(18):5592-5597

Weitere Autoren: Michalik, C., Zavrel, M., Ansorge-Schumacher, M., Spiess, A. C., Marquardt, W.

Structure of ThDP-dependent benzaldehyde lyase refined to 1.65 Å resolution

Acta Crystallographica, F63: 546-548

Weitere Autoren: Maraite, A., Ansorge-Schumacher, M. B., Brzozowski, M., Grogan, G.

Dopamine D2-like antagonists induce chromatin remodeling in striatal neurons through cyclic AMP-protein kinase A and NMDA receptor signaling

Journal of Neurochemistry, 90(5):1117-31

Weitere Autoren: Li, J., Guo, Y., Schroeder, F. A. , Youngs, R. M., Ferris, C., Konradi, C., Akbarian, S.

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