Mr
Nicholas
Manley

Partner & Patent Attorney

Manchester Office

Engineering

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Mobile. +44(0) 750 055 9695
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Nick has over 30 years of experience in the drafting and prosecution of patents worldwide and in the enforcement and defence of patents in the United Kingdom and continental Europe.

He handles patent matters in the fields of engineering, physics and computer-implemented inventions (CIIs) and has extensive experience before the European Patent Office (EPO) Examining Divisions, Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal.

Nick has particular experience in the engineering and automotive sectors, and of oil and gas exploration devices, medical devices, radiation treatment devices and optics and he is also involved in the protection of CIIs, including vehicle navigation devices, wireless communications and image manipulation.

Nick advises clients of all types, including start-up companies, universities, SMEs and large multinational organisations.

He is also a registered Trade Mark Attorney and a registered Higher Courts Litigator and has successfully represented both claimants and defendants in the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

Specialisms

  • Automotive systems
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Food and beverage packaging
  • Oil & gas
  • Renewable energy
  • Subsea technology
  • Testing, measurement and electronics

Industries

  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • Computing icon Computing
  • Energy icon Energy
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices

Services

  • Designs & design rights
  • Due diligence
  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Searching & competitor monitoring
  • Strategy

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European

Trade Mark Attorney

Chartered (UK)


BSC

BSc in Physics

LLM

LLM in Intellectual Property Litigation

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation

Conferences: 2021

March 2nd 2021

Child Health Technology Conference 2021

Attended

Event details

Conferences: 2019

May 15th 2019

INTA 2019

Attended

Event details

Conferences: 2018

May 19th 2018

INTA 2018

Attended

Conferences: 2017

May 20th 2017

INTA 2017

Attended

Conferences: 2016

May 20th 2016

INTA 2016

Attended

Conferences: 2015

May 2nd 2015

INTA 2015

Attended

CSR

For many years Nick has provided free IP advice on behalf of CIPA at the Liverpool Patents Clinic. He has also given a presentation on behalf of CIPA on protecting IP for start-up companies, at a roadshow in Liverpool organised by the UK Intellectual Property Office.

Nick has written several articles on intellectual property, including contributions to the Handbook of Management and the Company Administration Handbook.

He has also served as a member of the Designs & Copyright committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), was a member of CIPA’s International Liaison Committee, leading delegations of that Committee to China and Japan, and was for several years an Examiner for the patent drafting paper of the qualifying examinations for United Kingdom patent attorneys.

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