Max Thoma

UK & European Patent and Design Attorney

Max is a European and Chartered Patent Attorney with experience in drafting and prosecuting patent application in a variety of fields, in particular computer-implemented (software) inventions and engineering-related fields. He is also a specialist in registered design law.


Year joined: 2014

Qualifications: MEng (Cantab), Queen Mary Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, CPA, EPA


Max works primarily on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK, Europe, and the US.  He has worked in fields including telecoms, smart devices, optics, mechanics, and computing. He additionally has experience in contentious matters. Alongside his patent work, Max also works on preparing, filing and prosecuting Registered Designs in the European Union, as well as in many overseas jurisdictions.


Max has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he studied a broad-based course. He has particular academic experience in microsystems and materials. His Master’s thesis, which was published in an academic journal, related to production methods for YBCO bulk superconductors.  He also holds a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London.

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Recent Work

Max’s recent work particularly focuses on computer-implemented inventions for a number of UK-based ‘start-up’ clients. 


  • Patent Applications

  • Patent Drafting and Filing
  • Patent Enforcement
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Patent Oppositions
  • Registered Designs
  • IP Strategy
  • Commercialisation
  • Freedom to Operate
  • Due Diligence
  • Licensing

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