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Peter Mansfield

Of counsel

UK & European patent attorney

Peter  is an experienced IP portfolio manager with over 30 years of experience as a qualified patent attorney and trade mark attorney. He is highly experienced in advising on patent searching strategies and in interpretation of any techno-legal aspects that may require clarification when assessing technology categorisation and trends.

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Peter has over 30 years of experience as a qualified patent attorney and trade mark attorney, in which time he has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications through to grant, in the UK IPO and the European Patent Office (EPO), as well as obtaining grant in many foreign jurisdictions by instructing foreign attorneys. He has also represented his clients’ cases at several hearings at the EPO, and has prepared assessments of patentability, validity and infringement in relation to hundreds of different patents. He undertakes IP searches and landscaping in support of these and the firm’s wider activities. Peter is highly experienced in advising on patent searching strategies and in interpretation of any techno-legal aspects that may require clarification when assessing technology categorisation and trends.

His clients range from academic institutions, large publicly-quoted companies and public sector bodies through to SMEs and one person startups.

The range of work that that Peter has carried out, both during his time at Mathys & Squire and prior to that during an extensive period with AEA Technology, provides him with particular knowledge including the following wide range of technologies in the area of mechanical and electronic subject matter: metal implants; engineering; information and communication technologies; ultrasonics; aerosols; battery structures; robot arm engineering; dielectric welding; plasma processing plant technology; radiation detectors; and chemical reactor technology.

In particular, Peter has experience in the following areas: robot arm mechanisms; detecting ice on aircraft wings; road or railway profile monitoring; windscreen wash systems; robot position sensing; monitoring conveyor belts; manufacturing plastic structures; position sensing using RFID; TV image processing; robot position sensing; non-contact profile measuring; enhancing train adhesion; braking systems for lorries; motor vehicle energy storage; semiconductor radiation sensors; construction-site safety points; manufacturing chemical reactors; and mobile phone communication.

Academic

Peter studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. He qualified as a patent attorney in the UK in 1984 and in Europe in 1985. He has been involved in searching, drafting and prosecuting trade mark and patent applications for numerous cases over a wide area of industry sectors since 1981.

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