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Phoebe Withnall

Trainee Attorney

A.A. Thornton & Co

Phoebe Withnall is a Trainee Patent Attorney within our Engineering, Physics and Mechanical devices department


  • Patents
  • Designs

Core Responsibilities

  • Drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)
  • European opposition and appeal work
  • Liaising with clients and overseas attorneys
  • Legal research


  • Phoebe joined A.A. Thornton & Co. in August 2017.


  • Engineering, Physics and Mechanical devices


  • MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London

Professional Memberships

  • Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)

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    Team (left to right): Phoebe Withnall, Rebecca Brenton, Natalie Jochacy, Hannah Bettles, Mike Jennings, Fionnuala Richardson, Chris Burnett, Emma Lau, Stuart Greenwood, Alex Bone, Michael Dawson, Adrian Bennett, Vanessa King, Sarah Neil. On Tuesday 17th July, AA Thornton took part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race for the 8th year running. This is a… Read more »

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  • Protection for cannabis-based IP

    Protection for cannabis-based IP in the wake of announcement of impending legalisation of medicinal cannabis   The legalisation of medicinal and recreational cannabis in several US states, Canada and some European countries has resulted in a new economic market rising from what was previously an illegal trade. Meanwhile, in the UK, the recent cases of… Read more »