Douglas Cole
UK & European Patent Attorney

Douglas drafts and prosecutes patent applications across a wide range of software and communications technologies and is a fluent German speaker. He is a European and UK Patent Attorney.

Summary

Year joined: 2000

Qualifications: MEng EPA CPA

Expertise

Douglas drafts and prosecutes patent applications across a wide range of software and communications technologies. These include: application software and user interfaces, media technology including digital television systems and set-top boxes, image processing and video editing, databases, distributed transaction processing, and cloud computing. He also has experience in the telecommunications and networking fields, including communications protocols and routing technologies. Douglas also has practical experience of software development and programming both in academic and commercial contexts and has worked with a wide variety of programming languages and software technologies.

 

Academic

Douglas has a master's degree in computer systems and software engineering from York University. He has a certificate in intellectual property from Queen Mary, University of London, and is a qualified European and UK Patent Attorney.

Sectors

Specialisms

  • Patent applications

  • patent drafting and filing
  • freedom to operate
  • due diligence
  • patent enforcement
  • IP strategy
  • patent portfolio management
  • licensing
  • patent oppositions
  • commercialisation¬†


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