I am Head of Patent Intelligence at Bird & Bird and founder of Bird & Bird's patent intelligence consultancy offering: twoBirds Pattern. I am part of the Intellectual Property practice and the Technology & Communications sector group in London.

I specialise in patent portfolio analytics, valuation and landscaping, royalty rate determinations and multi-jurisdictional patent disputes.

I have broad experience in a wide range of patent portfolio analytics, with particular expertise in valuing and landscaping large patent portfolios, determining patent portfolio royalty rates, analysing standard essential patents (SEPs), and guiding patent dispute and portfolio strategy.

The Pattern offering relies on a unique blend of legal knowledge and analytical skills to assist clients with managing and enforcing their patent portfolios or defending themselves from enforcement actions. We utilise: data-driven analytical and economic methodologies; cutting-edge technology; and court-approved principles to generate robust and defensible results.

Pattern has been recognised by several innovation awards since its launch, including by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers award, where it was given the highest ranking as a 'Standout Innovation'.

My client work spans multiple sectors, including telecoms; electronics; IT; pharma; chemicals and financial services.

I'm passionate about science and technology. I have represented the firm at CES for several years and I regularly speak on the future of technology and how it will transform our society. I am also a member of our esports Sector group and I organise an esports networking event and tournament for clients every Autumn.

  • The bulk of my experience comes from leading the Pattern team, i.e. Bird & Bird's patent intelligence offering, which I founded to solve the issues facing our clients in an increasingly data-driven world.
  • In recent years, I have been involved in several complex, high-value international arbitrations dealing with royalty rate determinations for worldwide patent portfolio licences, including standard essential patents under FRAND terms (as well as a host of contractual and competition law issues).
  • In addition, I have wide-ranging experience in contentious patent disputes relating to patent infringement and validity proceedings.
  • In addition to my work in patent analytics and contentious matters, I have experience in helping clients predict the future of technology and dealing with technological-related disruption. I also advise on transactional IP matters, especially IP licensing.
Education
  • University of Cambridge in 2007 with a Master of Natural Sciences in neuroscience and a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry.
  • Bachelor of Laws from the University of Law
Admissions
  • Admitted to practice in England & Wales March 2012.