Thomas Cornelius, born in 1976, graduated his studies in Physics at the University of Frankfurt, focusing on Theoretical Nuclear Structure Physics. He joined the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Frankfurt and the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg as a scientist. In 2006, he began his training as a patent attorney at the Tergau & Pohl law firm. In 2010, he became a licensed patent attorney at Tergau & Pohl and has been working for TERGAU & WALKENHORST since 2011.