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.
BSc in Physics
LLM in Intellectual Property Litigation
Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation
March 2nd 2021
May 15th 2019
May 19th 2018
May 20th 2017
May 20th 2016
May 2nd 2015
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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