Patent Attorney Southampton
Profile of William Powell

I specialise in physics, computing and electronics related patent work and am experienced in drafting and prosecuting UK, European and foreign patent applications. I am particularly active in the fields of consumer electronics, image processing, virtual reality (VR) technologies, computer hardware and artificial intelligence (AI).

Prior to entering the IP profession I completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool, where my research focused on developing charged particle tracking detectors and application specific integrated circuits. During my PhD studies, I was awarded funding to conduct research at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory (RIBF) at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC) in Japan.


  • MPhys in Physics, University of Liverpool 2012.
  • PhD in Physics, University of Liverpool 2016.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Patent Attorney 2022.
  • European Patent Attorney 2021.
  • Registered representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023.
  • Certificate in IP litigation.


  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
  • European Patent Institute (epi).
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