Dr. Thomas Rox

Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 211 90490-0
Fax +49 211 90490-49


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Patent Attorney
Partner since 2001


  • Studied physics at Münster and Freiburg Universities, graduated as Dipl.-Phys. in 1988
  • Doctorate at Max-Planck-Institute, Göttingen, graduated as Dr. rer. nat. in 1992
  • Trained as patent attorney from 1992 to 1996
  • Since 1996 patent attorney and professional representative before the European Patent office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  • With COHAUSZ & FLORACK since 1998


Patentanwaltskammer, Vereinigung der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Patentanwälte e.V., GRUR, VPP, FICPI

Special areas of expertise

Patent law in the fields of

  • Physical technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Information technology
  • Measurement technology


  • Electrical engineering, information technology and mechatronics
  • Mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and materials
  • Litigation

Detailed profile

Dr. Thomas Rox studied physics in Münster and Freiburg and completed his doctorate at the Max-Planck-Institut für Strömungsforschung in Göttingen in 1992. Following his training in intellectual property law he was accredited as a German patent attorney and as professional representative before the European Patent Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). In the same year he founded his own law firm, before bringing it into the firm COHAUSZ & FLORACK in 1999. Dr. Rox has been a partner at COHAUSZ & FLORACK since 2001.

Dr. Rox advises several medium-sized enterprises in intellectual property rights, for example in the fields of wood products industry and home installation technology. Beside this, he dedicates himself to patent infringement problems and the evaluation of patents for patent license pools involving video compression and optical data storage such as MPEG, DVD and BD technology.

As a member of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer), Dr. Rox is active in training young patent attorneys and since 1998 has published a script designed for preparing for the patent attorney examination. He is a member of the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. (German Society for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law) (GRUR) and of the VPP. In his free time he is active in the Lions Club Mülheim and in supporting the Art Museum Mülheim.

Dr. Rox speaks German and English.



Dr. Thomas Rox, Dr. Henning Sternemann, Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer, Michel Kaminsky
Das Patentassessorexamen, Skript zur Prüfungsvorbereitung
6. Auflage, Juli 2015, Preis: 59,- Euro inkl. USt.
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Patent- und Rechtsanwälte
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Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 90490-0
Fax: +49 211 90490-49


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