Tom is a European and UK Patent Attorney. Tom re-joined Dehns in 2020 as an Associate, after having previously worked at Dehns for a number of years. Prior to joining Dehns, he completed a Masters degree in Physics at Durham University.
Type of clients and client work
Tom works with a range of clients including: large multinational corporations, SMEs and start-ups. He has extensive experience acting before the UK and European Patent Offices, as well as prosecuting patent applications around the world, including US, China and Japan. Tom routinely works on drafting new patent applications as well as prosecuting applications globally.
He has been involved with a number of opposition and appeal cases before the European Patent Office. Tom also has experience handling large portfolios and has been involved with the production of due diligence reports on a number of occasions.
Tom’s work encompasses a wide variety of engineering and physics fields, including: medical devices, industrial tools, aerospace engineering, electromechanical controls, domestic appliances, electronic displays, fuel cells and software.
Qualifications and Memberships
- Chartered UK Patent Attorney, 2019
- European Patent Attorney, 2019
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, 2015 (Brunel University)
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- Member of the European Patent Institute.
M. Phys (Hons), Physics, Durham University, 2014
During his studies at Durham, Tom worked on a research project investigating the spatial light modulation of laser beams for use in the manipulation of cold atoms. He also worked on a project which involved developing software for use in analysing images captured during sporting events, with the aim being to output key metrics in relation to the sport.