Thomas Schmidt

Thomas Schmidt is an Associate at KISCH IP with experience in patent and design prosecution, as well as in regulatory compliance.

With a strong technical background in plant and crop biotechnology, his practice is focused towards conventional and biologic pharmaceuticals, vaccines, molecular biology, genetics, GMOs, bioremediation, and biotechnological products in general.

He is passionate about the application of Intellectual Property as a toolkit for solving business challenges, and prides himself on his cross-cutting, data-driven approach.

He has presented numerous seminars and lectures across the country, and is involved in educating the next generation of IP entrepreneurs.

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How to patent an idea in South Africa: Part three

In this series, we’re covering what to expect when you meet with a patent attorney for the first time. In Part 1 you would have wowed them with your new idea, and you were introduced in turn to the concept that Intellectual Property rights are a set of tools. In Part 2, we…

SSE cometh amidst a blizzard of acronyms

Recent developments seem to indicate that the long-mooted introduction of Substantive Search and Examination (SSE) into the South African legal system is finally occurring. To...
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Botox and the logic of regulation

Westport is a small, beautiful town in Ireland which is home to around 6000 people. It would be completely unremarkable (save, perhaps, as one of...

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