Andrew Somerville

Patent Attorney

Andrew studied engineering at Cambridge University and joined the patent profession in 2010. Andrew trained in the London and Munich offices of one of the largest intellectual property firms in Europe giving foundational insight and extensive experience in EPO prosecution, oppositions and appeals whilst serving mainly large American and Japanese corporate clients in the mechanical and electrical fields. 

Andrew studied general engineering at Cambridge University and has industrial experience spanning five years at QinetiQ, Europe's largest science and technology organisation, including three summer vacations as part of a sponsorship arrangement following two years in industry. Having joined the award winning Advanced Signal and Information Processing Group at QinetiQ, Andrew worked on projects including foetal ECG and EEG, millimetre-wave radar and the detection of wing-tip vortices using lidar. Andrew further developed the wing-tip vortices project in collaboration with QinetiQ and the Signal Processing Group at the Cambridge University Engineering Department as part of Masters qualification. During his studies Andrew was awarded competitive Engineering scholarships by both the mechanical and electrical engineering institutions, and Andrew earnt the prestigious title of Whitworth Scholar in 2009 following selection by a panel of judges at the IMechE.

Andrew has particular interest and experience serving large corporate clients in relation to medical and computer-related technologies and benefits from industrial experience in signal processing and software engineering, with applications including radar, security and biomedical technologies.