Dr
Christopher
Benson

Partner & Head of Electronics

Manchester Office

Electronics

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Mobile. +44(0) 780 144 3298
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Christopher seeks to understand a client's business and needs such that he is able to offer advice which enables clients to achieve their commercial goals. Chris has an academic background which enables him to work with world-leading inventors. In particular, he is able to advise on the patentability of software-based inventions.

Christopher has represented a full spectrum of clients from multinational companies to start-ups and academic institutions. From this he is able to work effectively with all types of clients. Chris has experience in working with inventors from academics to industrial R&D technologists. He has experience in not only the nuts-and-bolts of taking inventions through to granted patents in a wide variety of different countries including Europe, the US and China, but also in advising on patent strategy, patent enforcement and patent infringement defence. As part of representing start-up and SMEs Chris been involved in due diligence exercises where potential investors have scrutinized patent portfolios which he has been responsible for and has defended these portfolios such that clients have obtained investment at least partly on the basis of the IP portfolio's strength. Chris acts as client manager for one of our firm's largest clients whereby he manages our firm's timely delivery of work products by an attorney team to ensure that these products meet the client's quality expectations. He has and is in the process of training trainee attorneys and also assisting the development of qualified.

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
Europe


BENG

Computer Systems Engineering

PHD

Microelectronics

Publications

IAM Global Patent Prosecution 2023

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LiDAR: A Significant Support Technology at CES

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Next big step in home health monitoring goes down the toilet

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Autonomous Tractors: Coming to a Field Near You

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Patentability of Simulations in Europe

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EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal decision G4/19 - a European patent application can be refused by reason of the prohibition on double patenting

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Conferences: 2022

November 3rd 2022

Technology Patent Network Conference 2022

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May 10th 2022

The HGF IP in Healthcare Conference 2022

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March 3rd 2022

Medilink and UClan event: Overcoming major issues of commercialisation (regulation and internationalisation)

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Conferences: 2021

December 9th 2021

Technology Transfer Primer - IP Management: AI and 5G in healthcare

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October 4th 2021

IPBC Europe 2021

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September 9th 2021

Autonomous Vehicles Expo 2021

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July 29th 2021

HGF and Shiga webinar: Patenting sports and fitness technology in Europe and Japan

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March 9th 2021

IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021

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Conferences: 2020

October 27th 2020

Lancashire Innovation Festival 2020

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September 28th 2020

IAM webinar: Primed to tap into the economic potential? Troubleshooting patent protection of AI innovations in Europe

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July 15th 2020

G1 19 hearing at the EPO

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Conferences: 2019

November 13th 2019

IQPC Global IP Exchange USA 2019 - San Diego

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June 27th 2019

Autonomous Vehicles Expo - Telford

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March 11th 2019

IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe - Berlin

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Event - 17th January 2023

CIPA Webinar: Enhancing Diversity in the Patent Profession How Can I Help

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LiDAR: A Significant Support Technology at CES

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Healthcare and Climate Change

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Navigating the CRISPR IP confusion

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