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Nikesh Patel

Partner

A.A. Thornton & Co

Nikesh Patel is a Partner 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.

Services


  • Patents

Core Responsibilities


  • Directly advising UK-based and overseas clients on patent matters including drafting and prosecuting patent applications
  • 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

Career


  • He joined A.A. Thornton & Co. after graduating in 2001
  • Nikesh became a Senior Associate in June 2015
  • Nikesh was promoted to Partner in September 2018

Languages


  • Gujarati

Industries


  • Agriculture
  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
  • IT & communications
  • Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals

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)

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)

Related News


Partner promotions at AA Thornton

The partners of AA Thornton are very pleased to announce that Alex Bone, Sarah Darby, Nikesh Patel, Dr Marianne Privett and Nick South have become Partners of the firm as from September 2018. All are extremely experienced attorneys, and valued members of their patent and trade marks teams. Alex is a patent attorney in our… Read more »


Bosch driving car safety revolution – #STOPTHECRASH

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Excellent discussions with industry at the Pat-Tech Exchange

A.A.Thornton & Co patent attorneys Mike Jennings and Nikesh Patel attended the Pat-Tech Exchange event on the 6th – 7th June in Dublin. The event provided a great opportunity for knowledge sharing, taking account of the different perspectives of large multinationals and SMEs. Mike moderated a discussion of substantive patent law harmonisation and preparations for… Read more »


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 »

Related Publications


  • 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 »

  • USPTO publishes guidance on patent eligibility

    The US Patent & Trademark Office has published guidance for examiners to determine patent eligibility, taking account of recent US case law.