German Patent Attorney || European Patent Attorney || European Trademark Attorney || European Design Attorney || 2005/36/EC recognitions in Malta, Ireland, Belgium and Austria || Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Elektro- und Informationstechnik || Lecturer Université de Strasbourg || Member of Examination Committee EC I for the European Qualification Exam
Thomas studied electronics and information technology at the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim. He gained experience in the field of communication electronics, especially mobile communication, at Kathrein Indochina Co. Ltd., Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG and Siemens AG. He started his IP career in a renowed Munich IP law firm and has been active in Intellectual Property for more than 10 years. Since 2011, Thomas is with Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG in Munich, Germany, as an in-house counsel. There, he is taking responsibility for large patent portfolios, trademarks and designs. In his daily business, he is in charge of preparing freedom-to-operate opinions, validity opinions, prior art searches, drafting applications, negotiating agreements and IP due diligence. Also in 2011, he founded the today’s law firm KIMPFBECK where he practices as a German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trademark Attorney, European Design Attorney and via 2005/36/EC recognitions temporarily and occasionaly before the IP authorities in Malta, Ireland, Belgium and Austria. Moreover, since 2014 he has been teaching patent law at the Université de Strasbourg and since 2021 he is a member of the Examination Committee EC I for the European Qualification Exam (EQE).