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Anthony Ball

Associate

UK & European patent attorney

BSc, PhD, EPA, CPA

Anthony has worked in intellectual property since 2009. Before this, he worked in process development for fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. He has been involved in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe, and many overseas jurisdictions, including the US.

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Expertise

Anthony has experience of drafting and prosecution of patent applications before the UK IPO and EPO, as well as co-ordinating the prosecution and management of global portfolios. He has also provided advice on freedom to operate issues. Anthony works in the chemical field, with experience in the areas of pharmaceuticals, crop protection, formulations and organic synthesis.

Academic

Anthony has an honours degree in chemistry from UMIST and a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Manchester. He also holds a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from the University of London.

Memberships & organisations

Anthony is a member of CIPA and EPI

Sectors

Specialisms

  • > Commercialisation
  • > Due diligence
  • > Freedom to operate
  • > IP strategy
  • > Licensing
  • > Patent applications
  • > Patent drafting and filing
  • > Patent enforcement
  • > Patent oppositions
  • > Patent portfolio management
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