European Patent Attorney
Technical Expertise: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Structural Biology, Virology
Dr. Thomas Wilk is admitted before the European Patent Office. He started his career in intellectual property with a well respected patent law firm and was deputy head of the IP department of a successful German pharmaceutical company. Dr. Thomas Wilk joined the firm of Zwicker Schnappauf & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB in 2011.
Thomas’ practice puts particular emphasis on advising company strategies for developing and implementing patent strategies that reflect the company’s business approach.
Thomas practices domestic and foreign patent portfolio development and management in life sciences such as biotechnology, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, molecular diagnostics, genetics, cell biology, stem cell therapy, virology and structural biology.
Thomas studied Biology at the Universities of Cologne, Basle and Heidelberg and prepared his graduation thesis in the department of Prof. Harald zur Hausen at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). He then prepared his doctoral thesis in the department “Applied Tumor Virology” of Prof. Lutz Gissmann at the DKFZ in Heidelberg. Subsequently, Thomas spent several years at the department of structural biology of the European Laboratory for Molecular Biology (EMBL) in Heidelberg and the University of Oxford.