Dr David Blair

Trainee Attorney

David Blair is a Trainee Patent Attorney within our Chemistry, Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals Patent department. Davids’ clients operate in industry sectors such as oil & gas and pharmaceuticals.


  • Patents
  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
Core Responsibilities
  • Prosecuting patent applications before the European Patent Office (EPO) and UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)
  • Liaising with clients and overseas attorneys
  • Legal research
  • Analysis and interpretation of prior art
Professional Memberships
  • Student member of the Charted Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Previously to joining the Firm, David worked as Process Engineer for Cabot Corporation
  • He joined A.A. Thornton & Co. in 2017 as a Trainee Patent Attorney
  • MChem Chemistry with industrial experience, University of Edinburgh
  • PhD Carbon and contaminant trace metal biogeochemistry, University of Edinburgh
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth University