Expertise

Expertise

Dr. Thot’s expertise in the field of patents includes analyzing patentable inventions, filing patent applications and their worldwide prosecution, directly representing clients before patent offices and courts in matters such as opposition and appeal proceedings, enforcing patent rights, strategically reviewing patent portfolios, preparing freedom to operate, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, conducting strategic patent planning, and the conducting pre-publication reviews of scientific publications with respect to intellectual property issues.

Expertise

Dr. Thot’s expertise in the field of trademarks includes conducting trademark studies, filing trademark applications, and prosecuting and maintaining trademarks before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Dr. Thot possesses extensive intellectual property transactional expertise based on his experience while working at two Düsseldorf law firms as reinforced and fortified during his tenure at two Leverkusen-based chemical companies and during his practice with two United State patent law firms. 

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