European Patent Attorneys
European Trademark Attorneys
European Design Attorneys

Dr. Thomas Plenker

Partner | German Patent Attorney |
European Patent Attorney |
European Trademark and Design Attorney

„As a patent attorney I always
keep up with the times - being
up-to-date with technical innovations 
is therefore indispensable.“


Technical focus

machine tools including construction machines, power tools, household appliances, garden tools | medical technology | automotive technology (visual systems, airbags etc.) | structural elements of construction engineering and technical infrastructure​

Legal focus

prosecuting patent applications


German Patent Attorney Chamber | epi | FICPI​

After graduating in civil engineering at the University Fridericiana Karlsruhe, Thomas Plenker worked as a research associate at the chair of urban engineering at the Technical University Dresden and obtained his doctorate degree in the field of reconstruction of technical infrastructure. He worked as a project engineer at an engineering firm in Munich and supervised the building and expansion of airports and underground stations. His fascination for the newest technological developments finally brought him to the work in the field of intellectual property rights. He was trained at our patent attorney firm, the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court. Thomas Plenker was registered as a German Patent Attorney in 2010 and as a European Patent Attorney in 2011.

He started to work at our firm in 2007 and faces every challenge that may come up within new inventions, while always being one step ahead of the current state of research. His long-standing experience, perseverance and accuracy enable him to advice our clients at the prosecution of patent applications.