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Dr. Norman B. Thot


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Professional Admissions

Dr. Norman B. Thot has the following professional admissions:

As a United States Patent Attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Registration No. 47,993

Mail Stop OED

Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

P.O. Box 1450

Alexandria, VA 22313-1450


As a European Patent Attorney before the European Patent Office and as a Member of the European Patent Institute (epi).

Direktion 5.2.4

Legal Department

90298 München


As an Attorney at Law, California, before all California State courts, State Bar No. 156,816

State Bar of California

180 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94105


As Solicitor, England & Wales, Law Society of England & Wales

SRA Number 441295

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Ipsley Court

Berrington Close


Worcestershire B98 OTD

United Kingdom

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