Dr
Christopher
Mellor

Patent Director

Edinburgh Office

Chemistry

Telephone. +44(0) 131 220 7500
Mobile. +44(0) 758 447 7868
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Chris has more than eight years’ experience in the patent profession, specialising in the field of chemistry, particularly medical devices, polymers, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and surface chemistry. As well as drafting and prosecuting patent applications, he handles contentious EPO opposition and appeal proceedings, provides strategic advice on IP portfolios, and opinions on the infringement and validity of patents.

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


MCHEM

University of Oxford

PHD

University of Oxford

Recognition

MIP IP Rising Stars 2019/20

The guide highlights the best-performing non-partners who have contributed to the success of their firms and clients in recent years. Results are based on the information, including client feedback and peer responses obtained during the research for the 2019/20 edition of IP Stars.

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Publications

Managing IP's Rising Stars 2021

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MIP IP Rising Stars 2020/2021

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MIP IP Rising Stars 2019/20

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