Thomas is a European and Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney handling patent and design work in a wide range of high-tech and mechanical fields with a particular interest in contentious matters including EPO oppositions. He joined Dehns in 2012 shortly after graduating with a first-class degree from the University of Cambridge.
Type of clients and client work
Thomas acts for a range of clients including large multinational companies, SMEs, and university and has significant experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to all types of mechanical, chemical, electrical and computer-implemented or software inventions. He also has considerable involvement with contentions matters, such as EPO opposition proceedings, and providing freedom to operate and infringement/validity advice for companies in the UK and abroad.
He has particular experience with inventions in the fields of spectrometry, scientific instruments, batteries, medical devices, consumer products, oil/gas exploration, ICT and telecommunications.
Before starting at Dehns Thomas worked in the Optoelectronics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, where 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.
Qualifications and Memberships
- European Patent Attorney
- Chartered Patent Attorney
- Intellectual Property Law Post-Graduate Certificate (Brunel University)
- Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- Member of the European Patent Institute
MSci, Natural Sciences (Physics), University of Cambridge
BA (Hons), Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge