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


A patent history of atrial septal defect closure devices

Patent Attorney Chris Burnett has recently had cause to investigate Atrial Septal Defect Closure Devices and became interested in the history of their development and…


 Continental: reinventing the wheel

Automotive manufacturer Continental recently announced an innovative new integrated wheel and brake system designed specifically for electric vehicles….


The pitfalls of online shopping

UK shoppers spend almost £1 in every £5 via the internet, with 59% of online sales…


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Latest news


A.A. Thornton & Co. ranked with ‘Leading Firm’ status in the Legal 500 2017

The Legal 500 2017 edition has now been published and we are delighted that the firm has once again been ranked as a leading firm for both patents and trade marks….


A.A.Thornton & Co attending the AIPPI 2017 – World Congress

Partner Mike Jennings will be representing the firm at the AIPPI 2017 World Intellectual Property Congress, in Sydney, Australia this October…


Speaking at the in-cosmetics formulation summit

We are excited to announce that Consulting Patent Attorney and Healthcare and Beauty industry team member Julie Barrett-Major will be speaking…


“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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