With the constantly-evolving nature of high-tech industries and fiercely competitive global market place, it is becoming more and more important to protect and enforce your company's IP.

We maintain a talented and highly-specialised electronics, engineering & IT team. Our attorneys and solicitors have individual expertise, typically PhD qualified, in areas including gas, electronics, engineering, software, automotive, aerospace, propulsion systems, clean technology, computing, physics, mechatronics, energy, space technologies and medical devices.

Many of our attorneys have practical experience working in academic environments, in the UK and European Patent Offices and as in-house counsel for major companies.

Our team has extensive expertise in contentious work, including EPO oppositions, as well as being at the leading edge for patent litigation. Our IP litigators are particularly known for their level-headed and effective litigation and assured case management. We are especially proud of our extensive experience before the EPO Opposition Division and Technical Boards of Appeal. We regularly handle important and valuable contentious matters both for patentee and opponent, and have developed a reputation for having one of the best opposition practices in Europe.

Key areas of expertise:

Computer Technology

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer applications
  • Computer entertainment
  • Information technology
  • Internet and web systems
  • Networks
  • Routers
  • Software
  • Wearable and embedded technology

Electronic Engineering

  • Analogue electronics
  • Audio and video electronics
  • Digital electronics
  • Display technologies
  • Medical electronics
  • Medical imaging
  • Mobile radio communications
  • Optical electronics
  • Photography
  • Robotics
  • Signal and image processing
  • Switch technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Television systems
  • Wireless technology

Electrical Engineering

  • Battery technology
  • Power systems
  • Energy services

Mechanical engineering

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Automotive engineering
  • Control engineering
  • Domestic appliances
  • Engine components
  • Heating technology
  • Hydraulics
  • Marine technology
  • Medical devices
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Printing
  • Pumps
  • Rail engineering
  • Refrigeration

Physics

  • Astro-physics
  • Crystallography
  • Geophysics
  • Instrumentation
  • Material science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nuclear physics
  • Oceanography
  • Optical physics and lasers
  • Semiconductor fabrication
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Space science
  • Spectroscopy
  • Thermodynamics
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An impeccable track record in trade mark protection.
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Its critical evaluation of patentability is faultless and its advice on patent strategy and prosecution shows a profound level of understanding of the technology involved.
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The practitioners demonstrate a high level of scientific expertise and are quick to understand the key features of an invention.
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A deep knowledge and understanding of the science behind patented inventions.
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Venerable yet dynamic patent and trade mark firm with household-name clients in all major industrial sectors.
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They produce high-quality, reliable work product and have expertise in the computer-related technology space.
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Highly regarded for its work on a wide range of patent matters. Its attorneys act across all types of technology, from life sciences to electrical engineering.
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Its substantial roster of attorneys enables it to cover nearly every specialism and need, including litigation.
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Talented patent attorneys with scientific backgrounds in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics and engineering.
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The firm's expertise in electronics and software, biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals is particularly well regarded.
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Meet the team

Partners

Anthony Albutt
Anthony Albutt
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Anton Baker
Anton Baker
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Robbie Berryman
Robbie Berryman
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jana Bogatz
Jana Bogatz
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
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Alan Boyd
Alan Boyd
Partner, Patent Attorney
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William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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James Cornford
James Cornford
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
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Doug Ealey
Doug Ealey
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Tamsin Holman
Tamsin Holman
Partner, Solicitor
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David Horner
David Horner
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Darren Lewis
Darren Lewis
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Nicholas Malden
Nicholas Malden
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Cathrine McGowan
Cathrine McGowan
Partner, Patent Attorney
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David Meldrum
David Meldrum
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
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Senior Associates

Martin Bicker
Martin Bicker
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Kate Cheney
Kate Cheney
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Andrew Cockerell
Andrew Cockerell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Patrick Scott
Patrick Scott
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Gemma Sparrow
Gemma Sparrow
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Senior Associate, Rechtsanwältin
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Associates

David Al-Khalili
David Al-Khalili
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Christa Dory
Christa Dory
Associate, Rechtsanwältin
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Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Ryan Lacey
Ryan Lacey
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Nigel Lee
Nigel Lee
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Rachel Pellatt
Rachel Pellatt
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Paul Price
Paul Price
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Arun Roy
Arun Roy
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Alice Stuart-Grumbar
Alice Stuart-Grumbar
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Attorneys, Rechtsanwälte & Solicitors

Ben Hunter
Ben Hunter
Patent Attorney
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Samuel Keyes
Samuel Keyes
Patent Attorney
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William Powell
William Powell
Patent Attorney
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Simon Schofield
Simon Schofield
Patent Attorney
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Mathias Smolarski
Mathias Smolarski
Patent Attorney (Europe and Germany)
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Jessica Steven-Fountain
Jessica Steven-Fountain
Patent Attorney
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Nathan Turnbull
Nathan Turnbull
Patent Attorney
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Toby Willis
Toby Willis
Patent Attorney
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Assistants

Mason Birch
Mason Birch
Technical Assistant
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John Cameron
John Cameron
Technical Assistant
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Keith Daly
Keith Daly
Technical Assistant
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Henry Davies
Henry Davies
Technical Assistant
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Rosemary Elliot
Rosemary Elliot
Technical Assistant
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Tom Grendon
Tom Grendon
Technical Assistant
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Molly Guy-Hickson
Molly Guy-Hickson
Technical Assistant
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Sophia Karim
Sophia Karim
Legal Assistant
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Jake Leggat
Jake Leggat
Technical Assistant
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Sean McCann
Sean McCann
Technical Assistant
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Michael Reynolds
Michael Reynolds
Technical Assistant
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Miranda Simmons
Miranda Simmons
Technical Assistant
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William Smith
William Smith
Technical Assistant
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Harry Ventress
Harry Ventress
Technical Assistant
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Consultants

James Turner
James Turner
Consultant, Patent Attorney
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Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Consultant, Solicitor
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IP Support

Mel Gregg
Mel Gregg
Trade Mark and Design Specialist
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Stefanie Koroll
Stefanie Koroll
Trade Mark and Design Specialist
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