Thomas Goodfellow

Associate, European Patent Attorney

Thomas Goodfellow

Thomas has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of (thermo)fluid dynamics, mechanical engineering, electronics and robotics, and computer systems, in particular in relation to medical devices, HVAC systems, aerospace and automotive systems, marine technologies, and various consumer devices.

Thomas has an academic background in mathematics and engineering and joined EIP having studied for a PhD in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Leeds. Thomas’ PhD project focussed on pattern formation in astrophysical and geophysical fluid systems, in which he developed simplified mathematical models of complex fluid flow patterns.

Thomas also completed a Master’s degree in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Leeds where he designed and built a ‘wave tank’ to demonstrate the impact of coastal defences on flooding. The wave tank is currently being used by a large environmental consultant company to determine solutions to flooding for the UK Environment Agency.

Published articles

  • February 2021
    The Law Society Gazette, One Year as a Mental Health First Aider (link)

Education and qualifications

  • European Patent Attorney, 2022
  • 2019
    Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law , Bournemouth University
  • 2015 — 2019
    PhD Applied Mathematics (Fluid Dynamics), University of Leeds
  • 2014 — 2015
    MSc Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds
  • 2011 — 2014
    BEng Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Leeds

Career history

  • 2018 — present
    Associate, EIP



  • Consumer electronics
  • Electromechanical systems
  • Robotics


  • Electromechanical systems
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Mechanics
  • Robotics
  • Thermodynamics