Paul acts for a number of blue chip clients in the financial services sector. He handles a considerable number of inventions in the business process area, and is at the forefront of developing techniques for procuring patent protection. He sits on the software committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents. In Legal 500 it is noted that PaulÂ â€˜combines excellent technical skills with good business acumen and pragmatismâ€™ (2017).Â Paul is also ranked as anÂ IP StarÂ in the 2018 World IP Survey.
Year joined: 1995
Qualifications: MA (Cantab) PhD DIC EPA CPA RTMA
Paul has a number of major clients across the engineering sector. He has constructed from scratch a number of major patent portfolios, making a particular speciality of carving out useful patent monopoly in difficult areas. He has also undertaken a number of critical infringement risk assessment assignments over a wide range of technical areas. In the environmental technology sector, Paul has clients in the areas of wind and distributed energy. Paul acts for a number of blue chip clients in the financial services sector. He handles a considerable number of inventions in the business process area, and is at the forefront of developing techniques for procuring patent protection for business process inventions.
Paul has a Masters Degree in Engineering from Cambridge and a PhD in computational fluid dynamics from London University, and has subsequent experience as a practicing engineer. He has maintained his broad interests in the mechanical, electrical and software engineering fields, with professional experience over a wide technical spectrum from nuclear physics, fibre optics and semiconductor devices, through automotive engineering, radar and communications technologies, to software and business process inventions. Paul qualified as a Patent Attorney in 1991. He is also a qualified Patent Agent Litigator, with considerable litigation experience especially in the area of digital television. In addition, Paul is a Registered Trade Mark Agent, and handles a large designs portfolio.
Membership & Organisations
Chartered Patent Attorney; European Patent Attorney; European Design Attorney; European Trade Mark Attorney; and Registered Trade Mark Agent.Â Paul sits on the Software Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents.
- Patent Drafting and Filing
- Patent Enforcement
- Patent Portfolio Management
- Patent Oppositions
- IP Strategy
- Freedom to Operate
- Due Diligence