Tom graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first-class MSci degree in Natural Sciences (Physics). Before starting at Dehns he worked in the Optoelectronics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, where his research focussed on fundamental studies of charge transport in organic materials, for potential application to a variety of organic electronic devices such as OFETs, OLEDs and solar cells.
He now handles patent work in a wide range of high-tech and mechanical fields including spectrometry, scientific instruments, medical devices, consumer products, oil/gas exploration, ICT and telecommunications, and has experience with computer-implemented and software inventions. In addition to drafting and prosecuting patent applications, Tom has considerable involvement with contentious matters, such as EPO oppositions, and providing freedom to operate and infringement/validity advice for companies in the UK and abroad. Tom holds an Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate. Thomas became an Associate in 2017.
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