Theo Carter

Trainee Patent Attorney

Theo joined Kilburn & Strode in 2017 as a Technical Assistant and is currently training to become a patent attorney in the Tech group.

Theo graduated with an MEng in Materials Science from the University of Oxford in 2015 before completing an MSc in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design at the University of Southampton in 2016.

Prior to joining Kilburn & Strode, Theo worked for a fast-growing multinational drone software development company. He was responsible for identifying new patentable material as well as supporting the software developers as a hardware engineer and test pilot.


MSc Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design – University of Southampton (2016)

MEng Materials Science – University of Oxford (2015)


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) – student member

The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI) - student member

Selected Publications 

T. Carter, Strut of the drones: fireworks to fashion, Kilburn & Strode, (2018)
Theo Carter, Fax replaced by Contingency Upload Service for PCT applications, CIPA Journal, page 5 (October 2019)
Theo Carter, WIPO fax service for PCT applications, CIPA Journal, page 14 (October 2018)
Theo Carter, EPO patent practice update, CIPA Journal, pages 12 to 14 (February 2018)

  • Aeronautical & Aerospace
  • Materials
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Patents

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