AA Thornton & CO, Intellectuall Property Law

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Our partners and attorneys are highly qualified and highly experienced to advise you in all areas of Intellectual Property law. We advise start-ups, SMEs, and multinational corporations and ensure that your inventions, brands and designs are expertly protected.

Our specialist teams cover a huge range of industries and technical fields, from chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, to electronics, engineering and physics, to fashion, food and retail.

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Latest publications


Mighty MasSpec pen

An interdisciplinary team of researchers based in Austin, Texas have developed a handheld device…


 IP Helps Koenigsegg Keep Engine Development Ticking Over

Fuel efficiency and power have long been key areas of automotive development.  Recently the high profile advances in this area have related to hybrid powertrains….


Bosch transforMOTION showcases vision of the future

Automotive Patent Attorney Stuart Greenwood reports from a fascinating event he attended at Somerset House on the future of mobility….


Latest news


UK ready to ratify the UP/UPC package

On 08 February 2018, Her Majesty the Queen and her Privy Councillors signed off the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order….


EPO & CIPA: no impact of Brexit on UK membership of EPO

President of the European Patent Office, Benoît Battistelli, recently reiterated in a meeting with delegates from the UK’s Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) that “Brexit will have no impact on UK membership of the EPO”…


12th World Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Innovations in Pharma Industry

Consulting Patent Attorney Julie Barrett-Major and Trainee Patent Attorney Lucy O’Brien will attend the…..


“Halliburton has worked with AA Thornton & Co. for nearly 40 years, and we are delighted with the service they have provided during our many years of working together. Their expertise in the oil and gas sector has been invaluable to help us achieve our commercial objectives. Their large patents team has helped us across the broad range of different technologies we handle, and they are very approachable and commercially-minded.”

Clive Menezes, Senior VP & Chief Patent Counsel, Halliburton

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