Thomas is a part qualified UK and European patent Attorney. He joined Dehns in 2014 having graduated from Durham University with a first class Master of Physics degree.
Type of clients and client work
He has clients of various of sizes including small start-ups, SMEs and large multinational corporations.
Thomas has experience in drafting new patent applications and all aspects of prosecution before the UK and European Patent Offices. He also has experience in contentious matters including prosecuting and defending European oppositions and providing clients with advice regarding validity. In addition, he also assists in providing strategic advice regarding freedom-to-operate and infringement matters.
He generally works in various physics and engineering fields including: medical devices, domestic appliances, aerospace, electronic devices and mechanical tools.
Qualifications and Memberships
- Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Brunel University, 2015
- Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
MPhys (First Class) Physics, Durham University, 2014
During the course of Masters degree he specialised in lasers, optics, quantum information processing and astronomy. As part of his degree he carried out an in-depth project on spatial light modulation of lasers using the Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm, for use in trapping and manipulating cold atoms.