Patentanwalt / German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Technical Expertise: Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Molecular Biology, Genetics Microbiology
Dr. Thomas Hettmann is a technical expert in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and microbiology. He joined the firm Zwicker Schnappauf & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB in 2006.
Thomas’ area of practice is drafting and prosecution of German, European, and international patent applications in the fields of biochemistry, pharmacy, molecular biology, genetics, and microbiology. Furthermore, he assists the attorneys of ZSP Patentanwälte PartG mbH in opposition, infringement, and nullity proceedings of German and European patents.
Thomas studied biochemistry at the University of Hannover, Germany. He made his master thesis at the Institute for Human Genetics, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany, and his Ph.D. thesis in the lab of Prof. Günter Schäfer at the Institute of Biochemistry, Medical University Lübeck, Germany. The Ph.D. was followed by postdoctoral research in the lab of Prof. Stephan Diekmann at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology Jena, Germany (current name: Fritz Lipmann Institute).