All the synergy and cumulative benefits of a unique skill set.


IP EXPERTISE

Through Ingenium, I am able to represent clients at the UK IP Office, the European Patent Office, and the European Community Trade Marks & Designs office, and can file international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications for you. I also have a working knowledge of the law in key overseas jurisdictions, including the US, and a network of trusted overseas attorneys who can protect your IP around the world.

My expertise includes:

 

Patent protection

Drafting patent specifications; preparing and filing patent applications, and progressing them through examination to grant; patentability and freedom to operate opinions; invention harvesting.

Trade mark protection

Drafting specifications of goods and services; preparing and filing trade mark applications, and progressing them through examination to registration; registrability and freedom to use opinions; assistance in selecting a new brand for trade mark registration.

Design rights & copyright

Preparing and filing registered design applications, and progressing them through examination to registration; advice on the existence of unregistered design right and copyright in a product.

Defence & enforcement

Appeals and oppositions at the UK IP Office and the European Patent Office; advice on potential infringement of your rights and of third party rights; litigation advice and support.

Searching & watching

Prior art searches; patent landscaping; patent and trade mark register checks; watching for the publication of new applications by subject or competitor name; monitoring progress of competitors’ applications.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

The expertise I have in my specialist technical areas is built on relevant academic qualifications and years of working with these technologies. So you can be confident that I'll genuinely understand what you’re talking about.

I specialise in the following technologies:

Engineering

General engineering and mechanical devices, including medical devices and wind turbines. RF technologies.

Optics/Photonics

Fibre optic devices and accessories; waveguide devices; bulk optics; optical fibres; optical sources; laser systems; amplifiers; LED devices; imaging systems; microwave systems.

Telecommunications

Optical networks; access networks; encrypted communication; mobile backhaul; microwave systems; network management and routing; nodes, routers, switches.

BUSINESS EXPERTISE

Over the years I have built an in-depth knowledge of the business issues that are important to technology companies, gained through work both as in-house patent counsel and supporting the patent attorneys and managers of technology-led early stage companies, SMEs and corporate IP departments. This means I can deliver strategic insight alongside my intellectual property advice.

I can offer insight into:

Strategy  

Development and implementation of IP strategy to support business strategy; development of application filing strategies to optimise the protection achievable within your budget; advice on most suitable protection for new products, processes and brands.

IP management

Management of IP portfolios; IP portfolio audits; renewal fee/annuity fee payment; development and implementation of IP management systems, including invention reporting procedures, patent board, and application and deadline tracking systems.

Commercialisation & due diligence      

Negotiating and drafting assignment agreements; advice on licensing IP rights; due diligence investigations for mergers and acquisitions; reports for investors, including patent, trade mark and design status checks; advice on maximising the value of intellectual property in your business.

Patent Box

Advice on whether you can take advantage of the UK Patent Box to reduce your corporation tax bill, including whether or not the Patent Box makes filing a patent application for a new piece of technology commercially useful. Download our Patent Box guide here.

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