Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris


Thomas is a qualified UK and European patent attorney. He graduated in 2006 with a First Class Honours Degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford. After his studies he spent a year as an electronics engineer for QinetiQ Ltd before joining Dehns in 2007. Thomas was made an Associate of the firm in 2013.  


Type of clients and client work 

Thomas acts for clients of a variety of sizes, from individuals, start-ups, and SMEs all the way through to multinational corporations, with a particular focus on large technology companies for whom their patent portfolios are one of their major assets.

He has experience in drafting new patent applications, prosecuting these applications to grant before the UK and European Patent Offices, oppositions at the European Patent Office, and handling international patent portfolios. Thomas also files registered designs in the UK and Europe, as well as provides strategic advice regarding the infringement and validity of patents and designs. 



Thomas’ work involves handling patents in a wide variety of high-tech engineering and physics fields, including: graphics processing, electronics, micro-electronics and microprocessors, computing and software, electronic storage devices, telecommunications, and mass spectrometry.


Qualifications and Memberships 

  • UK Registered Patent Attorney, 2011
  • European Patent Attorney, 2011
  • Professional Representative before OHIM, 2011
  • Certificate in IP Law, Brunel University, 2008
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute


Higher Education 

MEng (First Class) Engineering Science, University of Oxford, 2006