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Stuart Greenwood

Senior Associate

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.

Services


  • Patents

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 is a UK chartered patent attorney and European patent and design attorney with over ten years’ experience working for AA Thornton in the Engineering, Physics & Mechanical devices department.
  • He has particular experience prosecuting UK, European and overseas patent applications in the automotive sector, with an emphasis on autonomous driver aids such as crash avoidance, electronic stability control, lane change and automatic parking.  He has also drafted applications in fields as wide ranging as road repair and pothole prevention, to puncture prevention aids, run-flat devices, and bicycle security.
  • Before becoming a patent attorney, Stuart worked at Rolls Royce and subsequently Bentley Motors Ltd as an engineer in the chassis and suspension department, specialising in ride handling analysis, and dynamic simulation and optimisation of suspension design, for the Bentley Continental GT.
  • Stuart also works for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys as an examiner of trainee patent attorneys.  In this role he helps to set and mark the UK final diploma exam – Drafting of Patent Specifications, and he runs tutorials and offers guidance to those pursuing qualification.
  • Stuart was promoted to Senior Associate in 2019.

Industries


  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Medical Devices
  • Oil, Gas & Petrochemcials

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


Revision of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

Stuart Greenwood summarises the revisions of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal which will come into force on 1 January 2020 This article was updated on 15th August 2019.   In an effort to “increase efficiency” the EPO’s Administrative Council recently approved amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of… Read more »


EPO announce fee reductions

The EPO recently announced three fee reducing measures, which came into force on 1 April 2018. The EPO will not be adjusting fees due to inflation for the period 2018-2020 (typically there is a biennial inflation-based adjustment of fees) PCT search and examination fees are reduced by EUR100 The discount on examination fees for applications… Read more »


Hague Agreement ratification designed to offer some post-Brexit certainty

The UK government has announced it has joined the Hague Agreement for the international registration of industrial designs. The system will come into effect from 13 June 2018 and will give applicants the option of filing an international design which designates the UK individually (rather than coverage through designation of the EU). What are International… Read more »


Related Events


  • AA Thornton takes part in 2019 Standard Chartered City Race

    Nine years running… On Tuesday 16th July, a team of willing and enthusiastic runners from AA Thornton took part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race.   This is an annual 5km road race around closed off streets of the City of London which this year had a record 5,592 participants all helping to raise… Read more »

  • Standard Chartered Great City Race 2018

    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 »

  • 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 help… Read more »

Related Publications


  • New Patent Rules in Canada

    New Patent Rules in Canada from 30 October 2019 Amendments published recently will bring Canadian Patent Rules into conformity with the Patent Law Treaty and thus into line with the majority of patent laws in force around the world. The full text of the revised rules can be found here.  A summary of the main… Read more »

  • Revision of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

    Stuart Greenwood summarises the revisions of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal which will come into force on 1 January 2020 This article was updated on 15th August 2019.   In an effort to “increase efficiency” the EPO’s Administrative Council recently approved amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of… Read more »

  • ‘Being flexible’ by Stuart Greenwood

    Patent attorney Stuart Greenwood reflects on his flexible working experience at AA Thornton Inspired by the recent Flexible Working talk held by IP Inclusive, Stuart Greenwood, a UK and European patent attorney here at AA Thornton, writes about his experiences as a part-time patent attorney and full-time dad, and the support he has received from… Read more »