- Wokingham, GB
- £50 /hr
- Available now
I am an experienced qualified European and UK patent attorney and a European Design Attorney, capable of handling chemical, mechanical, biotechnological and simple-electromechanicalmore...I am an experienced qualified European and UK patent attorney and a European Design Attorney, capable of handling chemical, mechanical, biotechnological and simple-electromechanical patent drafting and prosecution work, as well as registered design applications. I am enthusiastic, I like to help the client, and I like to do a good quality job, and all at a very reasonable price.
A. Professional: Qualified European patent attorney (EPA) and UK-registered patent attorney (RPA, CPA); and qualified European design attorney. These 3 qualifications entitle me to file, handle and advise on European and UK patent and registered design applications directly on behalf of clients.
B. Academic: Chemistry BSc (First Class); organic chemistry PhD; both from Nottingham University, UK. MSc in Management of Intellectual Property Law (QMW College London; passed with Distinction). Passed a detailed, 9-month Cell Biology course (Open University 2016).
My Work Experience:
Freelance/temporary mechanical, chemical, biotech & simple-electromechanical patent attorney and design attorney (2016-2017).
Private practice biotechnology, chemical and medical device attorney (Avidity IP Ltd, 2014-2015).
4½ years in agrochemical industry as chemical patent attorney (Syngenta, 2010-2014).
10 years in pharmaceutical industry as chemical patent attorney (GlaxoSmithKline, 2000-2010).
2½ years in private practice as trainee chemical & mechanical patent & trade mark attorney (W.P. Thompson & Co, 1997-1999).
My extensive experience as a patent attorney in industry and in private practice includes drafting and worldwide prosecution of chemical, mechanical, biotechnological and simple-electromechanical patent applications and SPC (patent term extension) applications; freedom-to-operate (patent infringement) search opinions; patent validity opinions; European Patent Office oppositions; and handling patent families covering commercial products and products in development.
My experience with chemical, mechanical, biotechnological and simple-electromechanical patent applications, as well as registered design applications, means that I am well-placed to draft or prosecute patent applications in any of these fields, and also for inventions which require expertise in more than one technical field - in particular (i) inventions involving some mechanical aspects as well as some chemical or biotech aspects, and (ii) mechanical inventions which are capable of being protected by both patents (broad protection for the function and/or structure) and registered designs (narrow protection for the specific appearance, shape, configuration and/or surface decoration).
Further, because of my patent experience in GlaxoSmithKline and Syngenta, I have very extensive experience of patent prosecution in a large number of countries worldwide. In particular, I have a good working knowledge of relevant aspects of US patent law and practice. In general, I keep myself well-informed regarding developments in international patent law (for example in UK, Europe, US, Canada, Australia, China et al.) and in European and UK registered and unregistered design law. Therefore, I am well-equipped to handle international patent & design portfolios if needed. I also have some experience filing UK trade mark applications & handling UK trade mark oppositions.
Finally, because of my experience as a patent attorney in the pharmaceutical industry, where patents and patent validity are important, I like to do good quality patent work where possible, in particular by aiming to provide patent applications and patents at least some claims of which will likely be valid and enforceable (assuming that I know what embodiments of the invention are commercially relevant, and preferably also the key prior art).
I am enthusiastic and helpful. All this comes at a reasonable price.
European & UK patent attorney, European design attorney