Stuart Greenwood

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

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


  • 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.

  • Racing to raise money in the Great City 5k

    On Thursday 10 July A.A. Thornton & Co. took part in the 10th Standard Chartered Great City Race, raising money for the “Seeing is believing” charity, a global initiative to help eradicate avoidable blindness.

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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