Michael Charlton
Trainee Patent Attorney

About
Michael Charlton

Since joining Mathys & Squire in 2015, Michael has been involved in patent prosecution in the UK, Europe, the US and other overseas territories for international companies as well as university clients.

Michael Charlton Trainee Patent Attorney

Summary

Year joined: 2015

Qualifications: MChem, PhD

Expertise

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.

Academic

Michael obtained his first degree and Doctoral degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Michael’s 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

Recent Work

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. 

Sectors & Specialisms

Michael works with clients in the following sectors:
IT, telecoms

Michael specialises in: 
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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