Neil Thomson

Partner

Neil, Partner, is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney in the Engineering and Designs Group.

Neil advises on the complete range of patent matters in the mechanical and civil engineering fields. He has extensive experience in the filing and prosecution of national, regional and international patent applications before the UK and European Patent Offices. Neil has particular experience in drafting of original applications and advising clients on freedom-to-operate issues relating to new product development. He also has extensive experience of design registrations, and in particular community design registers.

Neil has an MEng and an MA from the University of Cambridge.

Recent work

  • Successfully opposed, on behalf of a major multinational company, a European Patent application on the grounds of public prior use.
  • Advised a NASDAQ-listed company on their freedom-to-operate a new product as part of a pan-European product launch.
  • Drafted and filed patent applications for UK SMEs in the agricultural and construction sectors.
  • Advised a UK-based healthcare company during successful licensing negotiations with a US customer.

Publications

Events

AIPPI, Brexit and IP Seminar, Speakers, London, July 2016

CUE Grand Finale, Cambridge, May 2016

Engineering and Designs

Engineering and Designs
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Neil Thomson

Contact me

Phone our  office Email me

Phone this number +44 (0)1223 883000

Email this address nthomson@boult.com

My location

My location

CPC4 Capital Park
Cambridge Road
Cambridge
CB21 5XE

Sectors and practice areas

Sectors

  • Agricultural automotive engineering
  • Construction and mining
  • Food technology
  • Medical devices
  • Packaging
  • Renewable energy generation

Practice areas

  • Beverage dispensing systems
  • Dosage counters
  • Earth-moving equipment
  • Emissions control systems
  • Farm machinery
  • Office products
  • Oral/nasal inhalers
  • Point-of-sale packaging
  • Single-serve beverage capsules
  • Wind turbines

Memberships

  • AMIMechE
  • CIPA
  • EPI

Qualifications

  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • MA (Cantab) Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • MEng Engineering, University of Cambridge
Testimonials
I probably see Neil [Thomson] as a bit more than just a business associate; I see him … as a friend to me as well… he looks after my own interests and he does add more than just that service.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)
Neil... always gives me a little bit more than I ask for, particularly if he thinks I might walk into a trap.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

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