Jack works with a broad range of clients, from start-ups to multi-national corporates. Through that he has gained extensive experience obtaining patents and registered designs in varied technologies from medical devices and micro-electromechanics to jet engines and control software.
On the one hand, Jack works with private inventors and SMEs advising on suitable IP portfolio strategy and securing protection domestically and further afield in line with their business needs. On the other hand, he also acts for larger clients, specifically in advising on and actively managing their European and UK IP requirements.
Aside from that extensive experience of obtaining such IP rights protection for his clients, Jack also advises on enforcing those rights and on the infringement and validity of patents and designs.
In addition to the technical, engineering aspects of his role, Jack has a keen interest in the aesthetics and ergonomics of good design, and looks to both the function and the form of inventions to ensure that all aspects are sufficiently protected.
BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with French
Queen Mary Certificate in Intellectual Property
Jack has worked with CIPA and the Patent Examination Board to provide feedback from the perspective of our private practice firm in connection with training and the professional examinations; in particular representing our trainees’ experiences and expectations.
Jack has also provided pro bono advice through the regular CIPA clinics available to unrepresented innovators who are at the early stages of developing an idea.
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