Peter Arch

About
Peter Arch

Peter specialises in contentious inter partes proceedings at the European Patent Office, working with clients both to defend their own patents and to oppose their competitors’ patents.  He has represented multinational companies at numerous EPO hearings, with a successful track record in both first instance and appeal proceedings.  His work covers a range of chemical technologies.

Summary

Year joined:2015

Qualifications:MA (Cantab) MSci EPA CPA

Expertise

Peter has considerable experience of contentious opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, working with clients both to defend their own patents and to oppose their competitors’ patents.  He has represented multinational companies at numerous EPO hearings, enjoying many successes before both the Opposition Division and the Boards of Appeal.  Peter brings this experience of contentious proceedings to bear in his patent prosecution work by addressing any weaknesses at an early stage and thus strengthening his clients’ patents against subsequent attack.

Aside from his EPO work, Peter has also drafted and managed the prosecution of patent families worldwide, with a particular focus on the US, Japan and emerging markets such as Russia, China and India.

Peter has experience of a range of pharmaceutical and chemical technologies, including pharmaceutical products (including new chemical entities, pharmaceutical formulations and dosing regimes), personal care products (including skin care and hair care products), detergent compositions and their components (including surfactants, dyes and soluble polymers), nanotechnology and food products.

Academic

Peter studied at the University of Cambridge, obtaining a master’s degree in natural sciences, specialising in chemistry.  He also holds the Certificate of Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London.  


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