Thomas Hamer


Tom is a UK and European patent attorney, and has experience of handling large portfolios and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of jurisdictions. Tom has particular experience of advising clients on how to mitigate IP-related risks before bringing a new product to market, and in this role he has conducted due diligence and freedom-to-operate work both in Europe and abroad.

Tom works with a wide range of clients, from fledgling start-ups to multinational corporations, and in every case is keen to understand both the technological and the commercial issues which are important to his clients.  With a workload including software, mathematical algorithms, medical devices and simple mechanical products such as new baby bottles, Tom enjoys helping his clients to push the boundaries of the patent system. Tom has a solid physics background, having graduated with a Master’s degree in Physics, and during the final two years of his degree was able to concentrate on his interests of solid state physics, nanotechnology and optics. 


UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney 
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law – Queen Mary University
MPhys Master’s Degree in Physics – The University of Manchester


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

Selected Publications 

​T. Hamer, A. Korenberg, The new edition of the EPO's Guidelines for Examination comes into effect today, Kilburn & Strode, (2018)
T. Hamer, A. Korenberg, Assessing the EPOs new guidelines on AI, Kilburn & Strode, (2018)

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Patents

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