Thomas joins from Maiwald in Munich, where he was an intellectual property (IP) partner and one of the firm’s managing directors. He brings significant additional experience to Gowling WLG’s growing IP team in Germany, with his appointment coming at a time when substantial new work is being generated by the IP team around the world.

Thomas says: “I am very much looking forward to joining Gowling WLG’s award-winning IP team. I am committed to further developing the IP practice in Munich, to strengthening our existing client relationships, winning new clients, and providing them with outstanding service.”

Thomas’s primary focus is patent litigation, across a broad range of technologies.  He also has particular experience of handling cases involving employees’ inventions, as well as designs and unfair competition.