Thomas Gibb

Thomas Gibb

Chief Compliance Officer

Southampton

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.

  • Functional materials
  • Chemical analytics
  • Materials science
  • Metallurgy

Key contributor to our Chemistry & Materials Team awarded Gold by the Financial Times

Financial Times European Leading Patent Law Firms, combined - 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023

As always, thanks very much for your hard work and responsiveness Tom!

Technical Patent Manager, French multinational corporation

Thomas Gibb understands our business well and is keen to add value to our overall strategy. He respects that commercial factors play an important part in our patent strategy and advises us accordingly.

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