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 registrations.
Neil has an MEng and an MA from the University of Cambridge.
Recognised in the world's leading IP practitioners, Patent Agents & Attorneys list, Who's Who Legal, 2021
Boult Wade Tennant was ranked Tier One by Legal 500 for both Patent and Trade Mark groups in 2020 and Neil was recognised as a key attorney.
Who's Who Legal - Patents 2020: World's leading patent experts
Who's Who Legal, Recognised in Patents 2018
Who's Who Legal- Patents 2019: World's leading patent expert
“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)