C. Thomas Becher
Dipl.-Ing. degree in mechanical engineering, German and European Patent Attorney
Languages: English, French, German
Intellectual property rights in the field of mechanical engineering, in particular the enforcement and parallel defence of patents and utility models; preparation and conducting inter partes proceedings before the patent offices and the courts. Particular experience in the field of medical devices.
German Patent Attorney Bar Association, epi, VPP, VdI, IPO, AIPLA, INTA.
Frequent presenter on German and European IP aspects; concomitant papers.
Studied general mechanical engineering at the Technical University (RWTH) in Aachen; 1995/96 final thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Technology (IPT) on rapid prototyping in product development. Practical experience in the layout of manufacturing plants. Active in intellectual property law and with HOFFMANN EITLE since 1996; German Patent Attorney since 2000, European Patent Attorney since 2001. Qualified in 2016 as a Higher Courts litigator for England and Wales.
Becher “provides pragmatic counsel with creative strategies that can help a smaller client to obtain consistently big results while managing costs and highly recommends him individually for prosecution and nullity.”