Tom SomervellMA


Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney

Offices: Birmingham (UK)

Languages spoken: English


Telephone (Office): +44 121 643 5881

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Tom Somervell

Tom specialises in the patenting of mechanical, process engineering, medical devices, electrical, electronic, telecoms and computer-related inventions. He has more than 15 years of experience in drafting and prosecution of patents, as well as analysing and providing opinions on validity and infringement of patents. Tom has also represented clients at examination, opposition and appeal hearings at the European Patent Office. He represents UK-based clients from industry and academia, including carrying out patent drafting and prosecution work for local Universities. This has included advising on the patentability of inventions as well as drafting and prosecuting UK and overseas patent applications, for example relating to power grids, electronic circuits and software. Tom also carries out prosecution of European and UK Patent applications for a number of US associate law firms.

Tom graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Engineering Science and is a Chartered member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Prior to joining Marks & Clerk, he built up wide experience of engineering in industry, including 14 years at the Research and Technology Division of British Gas. This included working on projects related to coal gasification, industrial gas utilisation and air conditioning equipment, as well as equipment used in onshore natural gas treatment and storage.

Tom joined Marks & Clerk in 2000, becoming a Partner in 2008.

Tom Somervell works in the following sectors

Mechanical Engineering
Medical devices
Oil and Gas

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