Dr
Rob
Walton

Senior Patent Attorney

Birmingham Office

Engineering

Telephone. +44(0) 121 265 7930
Email. [email protected]

Experience

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.

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


MENG

1st Class in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham

PHD

in Nuclear Batteries at the University of Birmingham

Publications

G01/18: An appeal is deemed ‘not filed’ if the appeal fee is paid late and/or the notice of appeal is filed late

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G01/18: An appeal is deemed ‘not filed’ if the appeal fee is paid late and/or the notice of appeal is filed late

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Conferences: 2020

October 21st 2020

Opposition Matters - EPO

Attended

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