Andrew Thompson

Partner, UK and European Patent Attorney
London

Andrew is a highly experienced attorney having spent over 20 years working in the patent profession. He is particularly experienced at managing patent portfolios in complex areas of technology, and has acted as European counsel to a number of well-known technology companies. Much of Andrew’s recent work has been with American companies, where enjoys supporting in-house attorneys with strategic advice on global patent prosecution. He approaches his work with commitment to exceptional client service and a keen interest in clients’ commercial objectives.

Andrew’s technical focus is on electronics, with notable experience in semiconductors and mixed-signal technologies. Through his work for a major US semiconductor company, Andrew has particular expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for transistor, converter and sensor technologies. In addition to the above, He has spent many years handling computer-related technologies, with particular recent experience in database technologies. Clean Technology is also an area where Andrew has extensive knowledge and expertise, having operated as Head of Clean Technology in his previous firm, for well over 10 years.

Given Andrew’s work with US companies, he travels there regularly and is well connected across the country. He has particular connections to the Denver area where EIP has its US office.

Published articles

  • October 2022
    EIP Updates, Changes in the semiconductor industry: how patent strategies need to adapt (link)

Education and qualifications

UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2007

European Patent Attorney, 2005

  • 2001
    Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University
  • 1997 — 2000
    BEng Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Birmingham

Career history

  • 2022 — present
    Partner, EIP
  • 2012 — 2022
    Partner, Withers & Rogers LLP
  • 2006 — 2012
    Senior Associate, Withers & Rogers LLP
  • 2001 — 2006
    Associate, A. A. Thornton & Co

Additional information

Member of Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)

Member of Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)