Thomas Jeal

UK/European Patent Attorney


Tom is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney who joined Dehns as a Technical Assistant in the Engineering Group in May 2021, having previously worked as a Trainee Patent Attorney at another firm since September 2018. Prior to this, Tom obtained a degree in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of Birmingham.

Tom qualified as a UK Patent Attorney in 2022 and European Patent Attorney in 2023.


Type of clients and client work

Tom works with clients of all sizes, from individual inventors to multinational corporations, obtaining protection for their intellectual property in a large number of jurisdictions including the UK, US, Europe, China, Japan, and Australia. Tom has extensive patent drafting and prosecution experience, in addition to undertaking Freedom to Operate projects and Oppositions work.



Tom works predominantly in the fields of engineering and physics, with previous subject matter including medical devices, aerospace components, fluid control valves, and automotive technology.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • European Patent Attorney, 2023
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2022


Higher Education

BSc, Physics and Astrophysics, University of Birmingham, 2018


Contact details

2 Snow Hill
B4 6GA
United Kingdom

+44 (0)121 387 1351


mechanical engineering, physics