Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth University
BA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
MSci Materials Science, University of Cambridge
UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Tom read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, studying chemistry and physics before specialising in Materials Science with areas of study including: thin films, energy harvesting, thermodynamics, biomedical materials, materials for optoelectronic devices, and nuclear materials. Tom’s Master’s project involved the study and construction of sustainable composite structures for use in magnetoelectric energy harvesting devices and free standing thin films for use in such devices.
Tom completed an internship at Cambridge Nanosystems, a UK leader in commercial graphene technology and also carried out a placement at the University of Göttingen in Germany where he researched avalanche dynamics in metallic glasses.
Tom joined Keltie after graduating in 2018 and is training to become a qualified patent attorney. Since joining Keltie, Tom has worked mainly in the Engineering team, dealing with a range of subject matter including automotive technology, renewable energy, marine structures, medical devices and glass processing and working with a range of clients from individuals to SMEs and multinational corporations.
Tom qualifed as a UK and European Patent Attorney in 2022
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The deadline for re-filing EU designs in the UK is looming on 30 September 2021. Make sure your UK rights are in place before this deadline, and in particular, double check these three scenarios where your UK design rights may not have been created automatically.
13.12.2022Women and IP: a continuing journey
It’s now over 30 years since I joined the patent attorney profession. When I started, there were relatively few female patent attorneys, partly due to much lower numbers of women studying STEM subjects at university. I recall I was one of about six women in a cohort of 90 studying chemistry at Imperial College, and there were even fewer in the engineering departments. Today, thankfully there are more women in the profession – but there are still things we need to improve.
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