Stuart Greenwood

Associate Patent Attorney

A.A. Thornton & Co

Stuart Greenwood is a UK Chartered and European Patent Attorney in the Engineering, Physics & Mechanical devices patent department. Stuart’s clients operate in a range of industry sectors including automotive components and medical & electrical engineering.

Practice areas

Patents: Engineering, Physics & Mechanical devices

Core Responsibilities

  • Handling prosecution of UK and European patent applications from drafting through to grant
  • European opposition and appeal work
  • Prosecution of PCT applications
  • Prosecution of overseas patent applications
  • Drafting and recordal of assignments in the UK, Europe and overseas
  • Freedom to operate opinions
  • Leads in-house tutorials in UK and European law


  • Stuart began his career in an Information Technology placement at Sizewell B Power Station, British Energy
  • In 2002 to 2004 he worked at  Bentley Motors Ltd, specialising in vehicle ride handling analysis, and dynamic simulation and optimisation of suspension design, for high performance vehicles
  • In 2004 he became a Systems Analyst, at Reckitt Benckiser
  • He joined the Northampton office of A.A. Thornton & Co. in 2008, and in 2010 joined the London office, qualifying as a UK chartered patent attorney in 2015 and becoming European qualified in 2016.
  • Stuart is also an examiner for UK Final Diploma, FD2 – Drafting of Patent Specifications
  • Stuart was promoted to Associate in July 2017.

Industry sectors

  • Oil & gas
  • Automotive & aerospace
  • Medical devices


  • MEng Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property, Queen Mary, University of London
  • UK chartered patent attorney
  • Qualified European patent attorney
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate, Birkbeck, University of London

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)

Related News

  • EPO Guidelines for Examination 2017

    The EPO updates the Guidelines for Examination annually and this years’ revised edition comes into effect from 1 November 2017.  The following is a brief outline of the changes. Oral Proceedings Perhaps the most key change is regarding oral proceedings.  Examiners can now issue a summons to attend oral proceedings as a first office action… Read more »

  • UKIPO announce changes to fees

    After a period of consultation, the UKIPO and UK government have announced some patent fee changes that are expected to come into effect on 6 April 2018.   Application fee – Currently £30 for paper applications and £20 for an e-filing – Rising to £90 for paper applications and £60 for an e-filing – New surcharge of 25%… Read more »

  • Continental: reinventing the wheel

    Automotive manufacturer Continental recently announced an innovative new integrated wheel and brake system designed specifically for electric vehicles. Braking inside out The new design consists of two main parts; a “carrier star” and a “rim well”. The rim and carrier star bolt together to form the wheel and the carrier star attaches to the… Read more »

Related Events

  • Standard Chartered Great City Race 2017

    Team 2017.  Back: Anna Sheridan, Adrian Bennett, Chris Burnett, Geoff Hussey, Stuart Greenwood, Alex Bone Middle:Hannah Bettles, Varuni Paranavitane, Emma Lau Front: Vanessa King   On Monday 24 July, A. A. Thornton & Co. took part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race, raising money for the charity “Seeing is believing”, a global initiative to… Read more »

  • Representatives of our Automotive group attend the London Motor Show

    Automotive patent attorneys Stuart Greenwood and Nikesh Patel attended the 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 »

Related Publications

  • Microsoft and Halliburton collaborate to digitally transform the oil and gas industry

    Longstanding client Halliburton announced on 22 August 2017 that they will enter into a strategic new relationship with Microsoft to “drive digital transformation across the oil and gas industry”.  The relationship is to combine Microsoft’s global leading expertise in cloud and digital transformation with Halliburton’s global leading expertise in exploration and production (E&P) science, software… Read more »

  • Hybrid Vehicles – a simple guide

    hybrid [pronounced hahy-brid] noun  A thing made by combining two different elements. Hybrid cars are becoming more and more prevalent and here at AA Thornton we handle patent applications directed to the wide range of technology involved. This brief article explains exactly what is meant by a “hybrid”, the different types of hybrid vehicle available… Read more »

  • Bosch driving car safety revolution – #STOPTHECRASH

    Bosch is the leading global supplier of technology and services when it comes to vehicle safety and the “Stop the Crash” initiative is providing them with a platform to campaign for much more widespread use of vehicle safety systems.   What is “Stop the Crash?” Stop the Crash (#STOPTHECRASH) is an initiative of the consumer… Read more »