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Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (UK) (1994); European Patent Attorney (1994); Registered Trade Mark Attorney (1994); European Trade Mark and Design Attorney (1994); BSc (Hons) Applied Physics/Materials Science.
Starting his career in private practice, John has also spent a number of years as an attorney within various corporate legal services environments, working alongside other legal specialists to provide integrated intellectual property services to these businesses, including instructing inventors on aspects of the patent application process, negotiating with third parties to ensure freedom to operate and providing the board with strategic intellectual property advice. He is able to bring this experience to bear in working closely with his clients. In this regard he was involved in the development process for what is now a market leading insulin injector, securing a portfolio of patent rights around the developed technology.
John has broad experience across the full IP spectrum of patents, trade marks, copyrights and designs working for individuals, SMEs and multi-national companies. John’s patent practice primarily concerns protection for mechanical devices, while his trade mark practice includes not only engineering companies, but also companies in the FMCG, agriculture, electronic goods, gaming and service company sectors. He believes in providing practical advice to enable his clients to obtain the best from their intellectual property assets judged against their particular business needs.