Nikesh Patel

Senior Associate, Patent Attorney

A.A. Thornton & Co

Nikesh Patel is an Senior Associate and UK Chartered and European Patent Attorney in the Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Telecoms & IT patents department. Nikesh has specialist expertise in computer systems and electronics.

Practice areas


Patents: Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Telecoms & IT

Core responsibilities

  • Directly advising UK-based and overseas clients on patent matters including drafting and prosecuting patent application
  • Communicating with the European and UK Intellectual Property Office on behalf of clients, and communicating with overseas associates who handle cases on our clients’ behalf
  • Representing clients at oral proceedings
  • Member of the IT and IP systems committee

Professional memberships


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Member of the European Patent Institute (EPI)
  • Member of the The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Career


  • He joined A.A. Thornton & Co. after graduating in 2001
  • Nikesh became a Senior Associate in June 2015

Industry sectors


  • Oil & Gas, drilling and exploration
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronics
  • Energy metering
  • Financial technology systems
  • Electromechanical devices
  • Automotive

Clients


His clients range from multinationals, to SMEs, to individual inventors

Qualifications


  • BS Hons Computer Systems & Electronics, Kings College London
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property
  • Qualified as a UK chartered patent attorney in 2008
  • Qualified as a European patent attorney in 2008
  • Qualified as a European design attorney
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate (Basic Litigation Skills Course & Assessment)

Languages


  • Gujarati

 

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Related Events


  • Representatives of our Automotive group attend the London Motor Show

    Automotive patent attorneys Stuart Greenwood and Nikesh Patel attended the  Confused.com London Motor Show at Battersea Park on Friday 5 May 2017. They spent the day viewing over 150 vehicles, meeting motoring legends, and catching up on the latest tech innovations. Highlights included learning about cars being designed using virtual reality and speaking to the ‘Stop the crash’ representatives… Read more »

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