Professional Qualifications: European Patent Attorney Chartered Patent Attorney Patent Attorney Litigator
As a Chartered and European Patent Attorney, a UK Patent Attorney Litigator and a European Patent Litigator, Tom is able to represent clients in matters before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the UK Courts and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
Academic Qualifications: M.A. Mathematical Sciences, University of Oxford M.Sc. Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science, University of Oxford Ph.D. Computing, Imperial College, University of London
Tom joined Abel + Imray in 2001 and is based in the London Office. He has been a partner in the firm since 2009.
Tom has a strong mathematical and computing background and has considerable experience obtaining patents in all areas relating to software and electronics, including telecommunications, networking, security, video processing, and machine learning. He frequently advises on the patentability of software-related inventions, and other areas of “excluded subject matter” where obtaining patent protection can be difficult.
As well as having particular expertise in software and electronics, Tom spends a significant amount of his time on inventions from a wide variety of other engineering and mechanical areas, from aircraft seating to construction to pest control, to name just a few.
Tom also has a strong designs practice, having obtained registered designs all around the world, and has considerable experience obtaining UK, EU and International (Hague) registered designs.
Finally, Tom has a particular interest in contentious matters, particularly UK patent and design litigation, and has qualified as a Patent Attorney Litigator with Higher Court rights.