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Stuart Greenwood


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.


  • 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


  • 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.


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


  • 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

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 »

EPO & CIPA: no impact of Brexit on UK membership of EPO

President of the European Patent Office, Benoît Battistelli, recently reiterated in a meeting with delegates from the UK’s Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) that “Brexit will have no impact on UK membership of the EPO” Battistelli went on to confirm that because the EPO is an independent international organisation (of which the UK is… Read more »

Related Events

  • 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 »

  • Representatives of our Automotive group attend the London Motor Show

    Automotive patent attorneys Stuart Greenwood and Nikesh Patel attended the 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

  • ‘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 »

  • Google Get Lucky

    Google get lucky – Google win a patent dispute over their “I’m feeling lucky” button Google have been involved in a dispute with Israeli company Spring Ventures (previously Buy2 Networks) regarding their “I’m feeling lucky” button which, once clicked, takes the user straight to Google’s top-ranked search link. Spring Ventures asserted that the button infringed… Read more »

  • RACETECH: The problem of counterfeiting in Motorsport

    Fake News! The problem of counterfeiting in Motorsport Partner Alex Bone and Associate Patent Attorney, Stuart Greenwood recently wrote an article for the December / January issue of RACETECH magazine. Their article ‘Fake News!’ discussed how fake goods are increasingly a problem in the motorsport industry and offered advice on how to counter the counterfeiters…. Read more »