Robert advises in the physics, engineering and electronics fields, with specialisms in the fields of medical devices, non-conventional manufacturing, MEMs, micropower generation and rapid prototyping. Prior to joining the intellectual property profession he completed a Mechanical Engineering MEng degree and a PhD in nuclear batteries at the University of Birmingham.
Robert works with a broad range of clients including multi-national corporations, universities, SMEs and lone inventors. His practice includes patent drafting and prosecution, due diligence, freedom to operate opinions and oppositions and appeals work before the EPO. In recent years the majority of his time has been spent working on oppositions and appeals before the EPO.
Robert graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2010 with a First Class MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then successfully researched a PhD in Nuclear Batteries at the same university. Robert's PhD research involved elements of electronics, optics and physics and entailed designing, manufacturing, testing and modelling nuclear batteries. His undergraduate and postgraduate studies have provided him with a broad understanding of mechanics as well as specialised knowledge of topics including MEMs, rapid prototyping and micro-power generation.
Robert joined the intellectual property profession, in HGF’s Birmingham office, in July 2014 as a trainee patent attorney and qualified as a UK and European patent attorney in 2018. In his spare time Robert enjoys playing squash and travelling.
1st Class in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham
in Nuclear Batteries at the University of Birmingham
October 21st 2020
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