Vita

Thomas Schlief

working in IP since 1996

Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat.
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

Partner


University Career

Physics at the Universities of Münster, Würzburg and Buffalo/NY (USA)
Doctorate at the Department of the University of Göttingen Industrial
Property Rights at the University of Hagen


Personal Background

1990 - 1992
Department of the University of Würzburg:
research in opto-acoustical materials, super-light materials
1992 - 1994
Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysical Chemistry,
Department of Membrane Biophysics, Göttingen
1994 - 1996
Max-Planck-Department of Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, Jena
1996 - 1998
Patent Engineer, Patent Attorney training
1998 - 1999
Training at the German Patent Office, at the District Court of Munich
and at the Federal Patent Court
1999
German Patent Attorney
1999
European Trademark Attorney
1999
Joining Canzler & Bergmeier
2000
European Patent Attorney
2003
Partner

Areas of Expertise

Patents/ Utility models:
  • Application and granting procedures, focus on EP-applications
  • Drafting of patent applications
  • Oppositions and appeals
  • Patent infringement proceedings
  • Prior art searches
Trademarks:
  • Strategic consulting
  • Trademark registration procedures
  • Trademark oppositions
  • Trademark appeal proceedings
  • Trademark searches
  • Domain law
Designs:
  • Design infringement proceedings
  • Design cancellation proceedings

Memberships

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