Dr Thomas Gibb

Chief Compliance Officer
Patent Group


  • Patents
  • MA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • PhD Chemistry, Imperial College London
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Brunel University
  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Certificate in IP Basic Litigation Course
  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
Thomas Gibb is a qualified UK and European patent attorney based in our Southampton Office.  As Head of Professional Practice, Thomas chairs Murgitroyd’s Practice Board and has responsibility for the professional activities of Murgitroyd.
Day to day, Thomas handles patent and design matters for clients of all sizes and is particularly experienced in the management and prosecution of large patent portfolios.  Thomas has also worked with many clients in contentious matters, both before the European Patent Office and more generally.
Thomas joined Murgitroyd after completing a PhD in Chemistry at Imperial College London, focusing on devices for single-molecule detection and their integration into microfluidic platforms. Before his PhD he obtained both a First Class BA and MSci in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in Materials Science and Metallurgy.
During his time at university, Thomas was awarded a Selwyn College (Cambridge) scholarship for all four years of study. He was also awarded the Armourers & Brasiers’ AWE prize in his penultimate and final years.

Core Expertise: Functional materials, chemical analytics, materials science and metallurgy.

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