Shareholder, RatnerPrestia | Germany
Dr. Fritz Thomas Wetzel is a German and European Patent Attorney who graduated in 2000 in Chemistry from the University of Munich and received his doctorate in Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry in 2004. He was co-founder of LambdaChem GmbH, a chemistry company, in 2002 and was the winner of the Munich Business Plan Competition 2003. Within his company he gained professional experience as director of research and development in the field of dyes and polymers and was responsible for IP matters of the firm. He has long-standing experience in patent drafting, prosecution, litigation, opposition and nullity proceedings as well as in trademark law.
He has practiced Intellectual Property law since 2002 with a focus on Chemistry related topics, in particular organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, plastics technology, pigments and dyes, liquid crystals, biochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, and pharmaceuticals. He is admitted to the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court and the German Supreme Court for nullity proceedings. He is also a registered European Trademark and Design Attorney. He is a member of EPI, AIPPI, PTMG, INTA and FICPI and is honorary member and CFO of Kompetenznetzwerk IP e.V.