Established Reputation, Modern Outlook

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We are a niche firm of UK and European patent attorneys, operating in the technical fields of engineering, electronics and telecommunications.  Formed in 2006, the firm has established a reputation for providing high quality patent advice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wireless communication protocols, e.g. LTE, 4G
  • Signal and Image Processing, e.g. Video Codecs
  • Navigation Systems, e.g.  GPS, Galileo, Route Guidance
  • Electronic components and packaging
  • Semiconductor Devices and Fabrication
  • Optoelectronics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Aeronautic Engineering and Space
  • Robotics and Manufacturing
  • Acoustics and Display Technology

Areas of Work

  • European Patent Applications
  • UK Patent Applications
  • International (PCT) Patent Applications
  • European Patent Oppositions
  • Patent Searching
  • Patent Litigation
  • UK Intellectual Property Office Proceedings
  • UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Proceedings
  • Patent and Trade Mark Renewals
  • Trade Mark Applications
  • Design Registrations
  • Unregistered Design Rights
  • Copyright
  • Assignments and Licences

Obtaining Patents

We obtain patents to protect our clients’ inventions.   We handle the entire patenting process, from initial assessment of inventions and preparing patent applications, through to securing grant of patents around the world.

Managing and Enforcing Patents

We manage patent portfolios on behalf of our clients, ensuring rights are maintained and that budgets are met.  We advise on patent infringement and handle the licensing and enforcement of patents.

Other Intellectual Property Rights

We advise on all aspects of Intellectual Property.  We register trade marks and designs for our clients, and advise on the management and enforcement of  trade marks, designs, copyright and domain names.

Corporations and Multinationals

Large organisations outsource patent work to us.  For some we coordinate global management of portions of their patent portfolios, for others we handle European filing and prosecution.  We also handle patent work in a “ghost” capacity for organisations that manage formalities in-house.

Small and Medium Size Companies

For companies in this sector we tend to provide a complete patent management service, reporting to commercial managers or heads of research and development.  We aim to put them in a position to make well informed decisions about their patents without undue burden on their time.

Universities and Spin Outs

Organisations that are involved primarily in research often invest in patents before a path to revenue generation is clearly established.  We work with these clients to secure their position, whilst being sensitive to the need to balance expenditure with commercial progress.

Patent Attorneys outside of Europe

Patent attorneys from all around the world engage our firm to handle patent matters in Europe.  We work to help non-European attorneys adapt their global strategy for Europe and the United Kingdom, with a view obtaining optimum outcomes as cost effectively as possible.


Central Court
25 Southampton Buildings
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 20 3178 6078
F: +44 (0) 20 3178 6079
E: info@thompsongray.com


Sussex Innovation Centre
Science Park Square, Falmer
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 1273 704453
F: +44 (0) 1273 704454
E: info@thompsongray.com