"The only source of knowledge is experience" - Albert Einstein
Ilya is a qualified litigator, EPO Opposition and Appeal specialist and has handled over 4000 European patent applications from medical tech through physics to IT. He has been noted as a world leading IP expert including Legal 500, Chambers, IAM Strategy 300, IAM 1000, MIP IP Stars.
After 24 years growing a more traditional firm from almost unknown to about 200 people, he took what he had learnt to bring a fresh approach to the world of IP to deliver most efficiently what clients really need.
Dr Olivia Tsang has an MSCi in Physics from Imperial College London and a PhD in Astrophysics from Heidelberg University followed by over 13 years of experience in major London private practice firms.
She specialises in drafting and prosecuting inventions in the field of AI, Software, IoT, Computing, Apps, Physics, Medical Devices.
Her spare time is occupied by her young son and her hobby of climbing
Dale is a UK and European Trade Mark Attorney and Design Attorney and also an Irish Trade Mark Attorney.
In addition to her numerous IP qualifications, she has an MBA from Warwick Business School and a Psychology Degree from the University of South Africa.
Her academic qualifications aside, she applies a very practical and commercial approach to protection of Trade Marks and gives pragmatic advice on integrating protection with branding strategy.
Kevin is exceptionally qualified as both a European and US Patent Attorney and he comes from a distinguished in-house role at IBM working in software, AI and quantum computing, as well as litigation, licensing, and contract work.
His experience (USPTO Examiner/Boston private practice/multinational in-house) makes him uniquely suited both to understanding our major clients' needs and working efficiently with our US associates.
He also happens to be highly musical, an ocean swimmer and pizza expert.
Emilie is a qualified European and Belgian patent Attorney. She trained at CEIPI for European and French Law.
Emilie's impressive technical background in chemistry and biotech began with graduating as a chemical engineer from the European School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials in Strasbourg (France) followed by a PhD from the University of Exeter (UK). Having worked extensively in R&D in various biotech companies before the switch to IP gives her particular insight into clients' issues.
Simon was head of British Telecom PLC IP department he joined in 1981 running a patent filing program in cutting edge IT and telecoms technology and conducting EPO hearings.
He combines commercial experience with solid legal knowledge and has tutored hundreds for EPO qualification. His patents career began with a brief spell as an Examiner. He switched to private practice 6 years ago drafting and prosecuting applications across IT and mechanical/physics areas and giving strategic IP advice.
Before becoming a patent attorney, Olly designed digital electronic circuits (FPGAs & microprocessors), analogue electronic circuits (laser diode drivers, motor controllers and switch mode power supplies), and RF and microwave circuits (linear amplifiers, synthesisers and filters).
He is an expert on computer graphics and microprocessors. A solo motorbike tour had him changing gearboxes, head gaskets and water pumps in far flung corners of the globe. He knows his stuff.
Dr Richard Ellis was a lead patent attorney for a global automotive manufacturer. He has a First Class Degree in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Materials Analysis and real world engineering experience in the areas of instrumentation design and computer test system development for global companies Originally trained as a patent attorney in private practice, he has worked in a wide range of fields including consumer goods, construction, automotive, aerospace and telecommunications.
Jonathan is our man in Hong Kong.
He is a UK and European Patent Attorney specialising in software, AI/ML and telecommunications.
He has a Master's degree in Physics from Oxford University and worked for many years at a large private practice firm in London. He moved to Hong Hong in 2019 where, in between drafting and filing patents, he fits in a little hill-walking and sailing.
Theo is an experienced German and European Patent attorney with an engineering degree from the TU Dresden. His technical focus is currently on mobile communications and mobile security. In recent years he has supported large companies as an in-house patent attorney in strategically managing and enforcing large patent portfolios. In his leisure time he enjoys being with his family as well as alpine sports.
Phil has an MA in Physics from Oxford University and is a Cambridge University Engineering Department manufacturing and design postgraduate.
He completed his patent attorney training in private practice, worked in-house for one of the world’s largest computer and software firms and has returned to private practice specializing in patent drafting and prosecution in the field of engineering and physics, particularly electronic and computer systems.
Richard has an extensive knowledge and experience of the creation and exploitation of IP to maximise value, acquired through over 40 years in many different sectors including time with Koninklijke Philips, British Telecom and British Technology Group, an IP Licensing Company. Over the last decade Richard has focussed on supporting small companies as they start to develop their approach to IP, while also working as an expert witness in FRAND/SEP litigation around the world.
Darrin is head of Patents for EMEA for Stanley Black and Decker, a role he has held for 20 years.
He has unequalled commercial experience of licensing and global enforcement and growing and running a major portfolio in a highly competitive environment, and is a litigator.
He is available on request to give strategic IP advice to growing clients who want to hear from someone who has been there, done that (subject to conflict with his primary role). He enjoys helping growing businesses move ahead.
"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore." - Edward de Bono
We are building a diverse and inclusive team of the best available talent with professionals who share our core values of excellence, integrity, client focus and value and want to help us keep our discerning clients delighted to have found us. If you are a dedicated patent attorney motivated primarily by the satisfaction of doing great work for appreciative clients, not just the fairer rewards our equitable structure offers, we want to hear from you.