Patent Attorney

Newcastle Office

Telephone. +44(0) 191 205 8360
Email. [email protected]


Elliot works in the engineering group and has particular expertise in the automotive, bioengineering and medical device sectors. He also utilises his background in chemistry to advise on pharmaceutical and chemical composition patent applications.

Elliot works closely with all types of clients, from start-ups and Universities to large corporations, to develop a bespoke IP strategy suited to their current and future commercial needs. His day-to-day work involves leading the patent prosecution for a global supplier in the automotive sector, advising on IP strategy and FTO for biotech companies working towards IPO, and working on oppositions before the European Patent Office.

Elliot's aim is to support his clients on their business journey by working closely with them to capture and protect their IP, and develop an appropriate IP strategy to ensure that they meet their commercial goals.


  • Automotive systems
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Food and beverage packaging
  • Testing, measurement and electronics
  • Water management and water treatment


  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals


  • Due diligence
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Searching & competitor monitoring
  • Strategy


Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)


Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry


Intellectual Property


Friere-Marreco Medal and Excellence Prize

Elliot was awarded this prize from Newcastle University as part of his academic research into polymorphism of compounds and its application to intellectual property rights. In particular, his work focused on X-ray crystallographic studies of naproxen and other NSAIDs.


The beginning of the end for functionally defined medical devices?

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The beginning of the end for functionally defined medical devices?

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Elliot is the North East regional secretary of the CIPA informals, a body which represents trainee patent attorneys. As part of this role, he raises issues affecting trainees in his area, as well as organising social gatherings and sharing best practice.

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