Thomas Hamer

VP of San Francisco Liaison Office

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 for European and global product launches.
 

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.  His particular areas of expertise include medical devices, software, artificial intelligence (AI), and mathematical algorithms, and in these fields Tom enjoys helping his clients to push the boundaries of the patent system and obtain commercially useful protection. 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. 

 


Qualifications

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


Memberships

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

Selected Publications 

T. Hamer, R Belsham, ​Brexhaustion of IP rights - Moving patented products to Europe after Brexit, Kilburn & Strode (2019)
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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