VP of San Francisco Liaison Office
Tom handles large portfolios and prosecutes patent applications in a variety of jurisdictions. Tom’s particular area of expertise lies in mitigating IP-related risks when bringing a new product to market, and in this role he has conducted due diligence and freedom-to-operate work for product launches for all types of products, from baby bottles to large medical devices.
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. Tom’s technical areas 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. For his master’s project, Tom used cluster analysis to characterise the response of a wideband integrated bioaerosol sensor (WIBS).
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)
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)
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)