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Tessa Bucks

Head of Engineering
and Designs

Tessa Bucks

Tessa, Head of the Engineering and Designs Group, is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

Her extensive experience includes: Prosecution and Opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office, preparing patent specifications and the filing and prosecution of patents worldwide throughout the mechanical engineering field. She brings strategic and commercial advice to both international and domestic clients and in particular those that operate in the fields of: security features for currency; paper making; beverage preparation; bearing technology; compressors; IC engines; work machines and road sweeping vehicles. Her experience includes many high profile projects and complex portfolios where she has advised on the management and enforcement of rights.

Tessa has lectured on intellectual property at universities and speaks at IP conferences, exhibitions and seminars. She is very knowledgeable about computerised docketing systems and has been invited to speak and advise on the subject.

Tessa has a BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham.






Chartered UK Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

BSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham





Currency and paper manufacturing


Food technology


Medical Instruments


Sports equipment

Practice areas

After-treatment systems

Air compressors


Beverage dispensing systems

Dental equipment

Earth moving equipment

Internal combustion engines

Optical and tactile security features for security documents

Packaging for foods and beverages


Tennis racquets and golf clubs

Thermal insulation systems for subsea applications

Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square
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Recommended Individual by IAM for 2023

Recognised as a notable star, MIP awards 2023

Recognised as a notable star, MIP awards 2022

Lead Partner, UK Best Law Firms, Leaders League Magazine, 2018

“Tessa [Bucks] has a real strength in managing client relationships, such that they work as regular as clockwork.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

“She has a very commercial approach to problem solving and communicating.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

“They’re results led and they really do try to go that extra mile on understanding the problems.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

“They come prepared to think around particular issues, be creative and come up with solutions.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, Notable star 2021

Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000, 2021

Listed as a World Leading Patent Professional, 2022, by IAM Patent 1000

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