Richard Jaszek
UK & European Patent Attorney

Richard has an interdisciplinary background across a broad spectrum of information technology and the physical sciences, and consequently works for a diverse set of clients in these fields. These vary in size from individual inventors, via start-ups and universities, to SMEs and multinationals.


Year joined: 2006

Qualifications:BA (Cantab) PhD DIC MPhil (Cantab) CPA EPA


In addition to the drafting, filing and prosecuting of patent applications in various jurisdictions, Richard is involved in more strategic work, including:

  • Identifying patenting opportunities and patent landscaping
  • Resolving matters of IP ownership, licensing and other agreements
  • Building and managing patent portfolios
  • Analysing competitors via patenting and commercial activity
  • Assessing patent infringement risk
  • Writing due diligence reports
  • Defending and asserting clients’ IP rights – and challenging those of competitors


Richard has a PhD in physics from Imperial College London, where he worked at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Semiconductor Materials, and two degrees from the University of Cambridge – in Natural Sciences (physics) and an MPhil in Technology Policy from the Judge Business School – as well as several years spent as an IT professional.


  • 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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