Dr. Thomas Hell

Managing Director of the Firm

European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney



Technische Universität München, Study of physics, 2002–2007; Dipl.-Phys.
Doctoral study at the Chair of Applied Quantum Field Theory of Technische Universität München, 2007–2010; Dr. rer. nat.


German Patent and Trademark Office, German Federal Patent Court, German Federal Court of Justice, European Patent Office, EUIPO, and WIPO

Fields of practice

• Electrical engineering, network technologies, audio coding
• Computer / software engineering, information technology, microelectronics
• Physics, in particular in the areas of thermodynamics, semiconductor physics, optics, and mechanical engineering

Thomas has joined Bosch Jehle in 2013. He is involved in national and international patent prosecution and litigation. In particular, he participates in infringement proceedings before German District Courts and German Courts of Appeal, and he handles nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and Federal Court of Justice and opposition proceedings before the German and European Patent Office. He has gained thorough expertise in handling cases relating to telecommunications, wireless communications (5G, LTE, UMTS, GSM/GPRS, WiFi, Bluetooth), speech coding (AMR-WB, EVS), aeronautics, optics and process technology.

Thomas’s work also includes counseling, prosecuting and enforcing Trademark Rights for both small and large international companies, both domestically and globally.

Before joining Bosch Jehle, Thomas worked as a researcher at the European research center ECT* in Trento, Italy, and at Technische Universität München. His major fields of research were the high-energy physics investigated at LHC at CERN in Geneva, and astrophysics. Thomas worked as a guest researcher at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York (U.S.A.), and at RIKEN, a research institute near Tokyo (Japan).

Thomas is fluent in German, English, Italian, and French.


Thomas is the author of the monograph "Modeling the Thermodynamics of QCD", Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften (2010) and lead author of several publications in internationally renowned journals; amongst others:

• T. Hell, W. Weise: "Dense baryonic matter: constraints from recent neutron star observations", Phys.Rev. C90 (2014) 4, 045801
• T. Hell, K. Kashiwa, W. Weise: "Impact of vector-current interactions on the QCD phase diagram", J.Mod.Phys. 4 (2013) 644-650
• T. Hell, K. Kashiwa, W. Weise: "Extensions and further applications of the nonlocal Polyakov--Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model", Phys.Rev. D83 (2011) 114008
• T. Hell, S. Rößner, M. Cristoforetti, W. Weise: "Dynamics and thermodynamics of a non-local PNJL model with running coupling", Phys.Rev. D79 (2009) 014022

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