Dr Richard Tatham
Trainee Patent Attorney
Richard joined the electronics group at HGF’s London office in October 2016 having trained for a number of years with another firm. He has a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of St Andrews.
Richard handles patent matters for a wide range of technologies and has particular experience with drafting and prosecuting applications in the mechanical and electronic fields, including computer-implemented inventions. Richard has experience in drafting applications in diverse technology areas such as cryptography (classical and quantum), blockchain technology, digital imaging and biomedical sensors.
Having graduated with an MSci in Natural Sciences from Durham University (with a focus on physics, mathematics and philosophy), Richard completed a PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of St Andrews. Richard’s PhD studies concentrated primarily on quantum information theory, and in particular on non-classical correlations in and beyond quantum entanglement in bipartite continuous variable systems. He has published, and continues to publish, academic papers relating to quantum entanglement, quantum discord and quantum cryptography. Richard also studied the theory of transformation optics using metamaterials.
Richard speaks conversational Russian and has a keen interest in Russian culture.