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Thomas Heaton MEng


Thomas is a patent attorney in our Electronics, Computing & Physics group.

Since joining Withers & Rogers in 2021, Thomas has gained experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK and Europe, working with clients across a broad array of technologies including those in software, electronics, medical devices and communications sectors. He also has a keen interest in renewable energy technologies and is an active member of the Clean Technology sector group.

Education & background

Thomas graduated from Loughborough University in 2021 with a 1st class Master’s degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. His final year project involved designing, developing, and operating a solar photovoltaic diagnostic system utilising junction-box cell-string voltage monitoring. During the project, Thomas investigated the most accurate way to reliably calculate internal photovoltaic cell temperature from external temperature sensors.

Thomas also completed industrial placements at British Steel and at the Phillips 66 Humber oil refinery. During these placements he worked as an Electrical, Control & Instrument Engineer – managing and assisting in the delivery of a wide variety of engineering projects.

On a personal note...

Thomas is a passionate sportsperson, ranging from playing football, throwing darts or most recently, running a marathon. He also enjoys avidly following the high and lows (mainly lows) of his beloved Bolton Wanderers FC. Away from sport, Thomas enjoys finding great places to eat and exploring green spaces around the UK.