Thomas Collier

Technical Assistant


Thomas joined Dehns in 2019 after completing a PhD in Physics at the University of Exeter, where he worked on developing novel applications for semiconductor quantum rings and nanohelices. Prior to this, Thomas graduated from the University of Exeter with a First Class Honours MPhys degree in Physics with Astrophysics.

Thomas is bilingual French/English, and has a good knowledge of Spanish.


Type of clients and client work

Thomas works with a variety of clients, ranging from SMEs to large multinational companies. His work includes filing and prosecuting patent applications to grant before the UK and European Patent Offices, assisting foreign associates with prosecution in a variety of other jurisdictions, and providing technical advice to clients during opposition procedures.



Thomas has gained experience working on patents from a wide variety of technological areas, including in the fields of aerospace, oil and gas exploration, spectrometry, scientific instruments, telecommunications, as well as in the composition, construction and production methods of consumer products.


Qualifications and Memberships

Postgrad Certificate, Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London, 2020

MPhys Physics with Astrophysics (first class), University of Exeter 2015

PhD, Physics, University of Exeter, 2019 (Thesis title: Double-Gated Quantum Rings and Nanohelices: From Theory to Novel Applications)

Contact details

The Brinell Building
30 Station Street
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1273 244 200


mechanical engineering, physics