Alan specialises in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for information technology inventions, both hardware and software, and has detailed knowledge of networking and communications technologies. Alan has specialist knowledge of mobile telecommunications standards and advises on essentiality and licensing activity in this area. Alan also has extensive knowledge of navigation and routing systems and sensing devices, such as inductive and capacitive sensors used in the automotive and computer fields.
Alan also acts for large multinational companies in the financial services sector advising them on techniques for obtaining patent protection for financial services and more generally on business process inventions.
Alan also has expertise in both opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.