Tessa Bucks > Boult Wade Tennant LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Boult Wade Tennant LLP
Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square

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Tessa, Partner and Head of the Engineering and Designs Group, is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.




Her extensive experience includes: Prosecution and Opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office, preparing patent specifications and the filing and prosecution of patents worldwide throughout the mechanical engineering field. She brings strategic and commercial advice to both international and domestic clients and in particular those that operate in the fields of: security features for currency; paper making; beverage preparation; bearing technology; compressors; IC engines; work machines and road sweeping vehicles. Her experience includes many high profile projects and complex portfolios where she has advised on the management and enforcement of rights.

Tessa lectures on intellectual property at universities and frequently speaks at IP conferences, exhibitions and seminars. She is a renowned expert on computerised records keeping systems and has been invited to speak and advise on the subject.


  • CIPA
  • EPI
  • IMechE


  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys

With offices in London, Reading, Cambridge, Frankfurt, Berlin and Madrid, Boult Wade Tennant LLP is well-placed to provide a ‘stable and quality service’ to its roster of clients, ranging from state-owned enterprises and financial service providers to medium-sized companies, start-ups and public entities, including hospitals and charities, on domestic and multijurisdictional mandates. The practice counts protection, filing and prosecution matters in its workload, in addition to portfolio management and enforcement mandates, and has demonstrable experience in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings. In London, Nina White heads up the biotechnology and life science group, which acts for a range of clients, including SMEs and university start-ups, in drafting patents; and Tessa Bucks spearheads the engineering and designs practice. From the firm’s office in Reading, senior partner Nick McLeish leads the high-tech and electrical group and Adrian Hayes heads up the chemical and materials team.