Thomas Hendicott


Thomas qualified into the IP Litigation department in 2015, having joined Bristows as a trainee in 2013. Thomas’ practice primarily focuses on patent disputes before the English Courts and he works in both the pharmaceutical and telecoms sectors.

Following on from his degree in Natural Sciences (which had a focus on organic chemistry), Thomas has a particular interest in life sciences litigation and has experience advising on small-molecule and antibody pharmaceutical products. In addition to English patent litigation, Thomas is often involved in the co-ordination of litigation across multiple jurisdictions both in Europe and globally.

Since qualification, Thomas has also spent time working on technical arbitrations, advising on Freedom to Operate and is a regular contributor to Bristows’ reporting on EPO decisions for the CIPA Journal.


  • Diploma Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford
  • MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • Qualified 2015

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