Year joined: 2015
Qualifications: MChem, PhD
Michael has previously worked in industry in the intellectual property function of a research and development department within a British multinational telecommunications company providing global IP support. Michael was involved in identifying, documenting and understanding the commercial value of inventions from a wide range of technologies, such as fixed and cellular telecommunications, ultrasonic sensors and financial payment methodologies.
Michael obtained his first degree and Doctoral degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Michael‚Äôs doctoral research was concerned with the automated microfluidic preparation and subsequent use of imaging agents for use in the medical imaging technique, positron emission tomography (PET). Michael was awarded the Young Researcher Prize in 2012, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, for his research.
During his studies, Michael won a summer studentship to perform collaborative research with the School of Natural Sciences and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, again in Newcastle, into adapting the surfaces of medical implants and analysing the adapted surfaces using atomic force microscopy (AFM).
Michael holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Brunel University London.
Membership & Organisations
Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.
Member of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne
Michael has recently been assisting in the prosecution the patent portfolio of a large multinational telecommunications company in Europe, the US, Japan and Korea, in respect of a broad range of telecommunications technologies. Michael has also been involved with patent prosecution in the field of printing technologies and fraud detection systems.¬†