About Me

I am a British and European patent attorney in our Intellectual Property group in London, where I offer our clients in-depth knowledge of patents, with a view to litigation and licensing, with a particular focus on telecoms and healthcare patents.

My speciality is advising clients on all aspects of patent protection, including drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications, oppositions, revocation actions, freedom to operate searches and validity and infringement opinions, in particular to support licence negotiations. I am experienced in all aspects of patent prosecution before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office and also have extensive experience of patent prosecution globally.

I have significant experience relating to patents in the fields of mobile telecommunications (GSM, 3G, 4G, LTE and onwards); software; UI; video coding, transmission and conferencing; speech and speaker recognition; neural networks, ML and AI; healthcare; electronic devices and semiconductor technology; data transmission systems; image processing; and other software systems.

My experience in-house makes me particularly aware of the commercial and practical needs of my clients.

I work with a wide variety of sectors ranging from private individuals, to SMEs through to blue-chip multinational corporations. To all my work I bring my substantial experience in the corporate sector, providing commercial understanding as well as technical and legal insight.
Experience
  • I was in-house counsel at British Telecommunications plc, working on both speech recognition and video technology (using AI/neural networks), and later on at Nokia where I was involved with standard essential patents (SEPs) and licensing negotiations with other major players in the mobile telecommunications sector.
  • I have also represented BlackBerry, Cisco, LG, and Sony as outside counsel.
Education

Studied

  • BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering (Communications)

Admissions

  • Chartered Patent Attorney in 1997
  • European Patent Attorney in 1995

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