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Boult Wade Tennant LLP

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Neil Thomson

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Boult Wade Tennant LLP

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Neil, is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney in the Engineering and Designs Group.




Neil advises on the complete range of patent matters in the mechanical and civil engineering fields. He has extensive experience in the filing and prosecution of national, regional and international patent applications before the UK and European Patent Offices. Neil has particular experience in drafting of original applications and advising clients on freedom-to-operate issues relating to new product development. He also has extensive experience of design registrations, and in particular community design registers.


  • AMIMechE
  • CIPA
  • EPI


  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • MA (Cantab) Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • MEng Engineering, University of Cambridge

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Boult Wade Tennant has 'unparalleled professionalism in UK and European IP matters' with 'fast response times', 'clear and concise advice', and 'a team of individuals with valuable expertise in various areas of technology'. Nick McLeish leads the high tech and electrical group, and alongside Tony Pluckrose  advised Boeing on its European patent portfolio. Nina White heads the biotechnology and life science group, and alongside Joanna Peak represented Hoffman-La Roche in opposing Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique's patent, which treats cognitive impairments for people with down syndrome. Matthew Spencer and James Legg defended Adaptive Biotechnologies from three opposing parties of its technology, which protects against immune profiling. Nick Widdowson is also a key figure and assisted Intelligent Fingerprinting with the development of its patent portfolio. Daniel Weston and Neil Thomson worked with Generale Biscuit on its patent portfolio. James Short assisted Gravity Industries with building its patent portfolio. Other noteworthy names include Alex Frost and Simon Kahn, who both acted for Hamamatsu Photonics against Leica Microsystems, which opposed the client's telemicroscopy patent. Adrian Hayes, Michelle Pratt and Jonathan Palmer are also recommended.

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  • Boult Wade Tennant ranked top tier for Trade Mark in MIP‚Äôs IP Stars Handbook

    We are delighted to announce that Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has ranked our trade mark practice in the top tier of its 2016 annual survey. MIP’s IP Stars rankings are based on extensive research among thousands of intellectual property practitioners from around the globe, creating one of the most comprehensive and authoritative surveys of the IP legal market. It covers 80 countries and identifies the best patent, trade mark and copyright firms and practitioners in the world.
    - Boult Wade Tennant

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