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Dan Thornton

Associate, European Patent Attorney


Dan Thornton
Dan Thornton

Dan is a member of our electronics, computing & physics, and engineering patent teams. Dan has experience in the automotive, telecoms, electronics & electronic engineering, and computer software industries.

Some areas in which Dan has particular expertise include:

  • automated driving
  • cyber security including blockchain
  • semiconductor devices
  • pixel technology
  • medical devices
  • mass spectrometry
  • geolocation
  • artificial neural networks

Dan has a degree in Physics and Astronomy (MPhys) from the University of Manchester (2008). His PhD is in Astrophysics from the University of Manchester (2013); his Doctoral research included using high-performance computing to discover radio pulsars and transient signals.

Dan also gained industrial experience as a scientist developing signal processing techniques. In particular, this included software engineering in a hardware-software integration context.

Dan joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2013, qualifying as a European Patent Attorney in 2017.

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e: dan.thornton@mewburn.com
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