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

 Career


  • 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


  • Petroleum and natural gas exploration
  • Automotive engineering including autonomous driving aids
  • Medical engineering including medicament dispensing devices

Qualifications


  • 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


  • Webmarking of Registered Designs

    The UKIPO have announced that the option of webmarking products to indicate registered design rights will launch on 1 October 2017. This will bring UK registered designs into line with UK patents, where webmarking of patented products has (read previous article here) been an option since October 2014. Present situation in webmarking As reported in an… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • Fundraising for Cancer Research UK in the RideLondon 100

    A.A. Thornton & Co. joined the masses on Sunday 10 August to take part in the Prudential RideLondon 100. The event took place through the closed off roads of London, out to Surrey and back to finish in the Mall in Central London.

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  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 »

Related Publications


  • Webmarking of Registered Designs

    The UKIPO have announced that the option of webmarking products to indicate registered design rights will launch on 1 October 2017. This will bring UK registered designs into line with UK patents, where webmarking of patented products has (read previous article here) been an option since October 2014. Present situation in webmarking As reported in an… Read more »

  • UKIPO publishes registered designs guidance

    Following a recent ruling by the UK Supreme Court regarding the Trunki case, the UKIPO has published guidance on applying for registered designs.

  • Proposed changes to UK Patent Box

    HM Revenue & Customs and the HM Treasury have opened a consultation on proposed changes to the UK Patent Box scheme.