Gary is a UK and European patent attorney in our electronics and engineering team. Gary has been working with patents, mainly in the fields of electronics, software, telecommunications and engineering since joining the patent profession in 1997.
Gary has always enjoyed supporting a wide spectrum of clients, including university spin-outs, SMEs and large multi-national corporations. In addition, he has spent almost ten years working as an in-house patent attorney, resulting in a practical, commercially-focused approach to intellectual property in general and patents in particular.
Gary has drafted and prosecuted many patent applications around the world and has particular experience of patent prosecution before the UK, European, US, Chinese and German Patent Offices. He also has extensive experience in providing freedom-to-operate advice, including the understanding and mitigation of risk.
Gary has a background in electronics, gaining an MEng degree from the University of Southampton in 1997. Following this Gary went on to gain a certificate in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, University of London in 1999. Gary was also awarded an LLM and postgraduate certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation by Nottingham Law School in 2007.
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- Member of the European Patent Institute
“Gary Whiting is an extremely competent European patent agent who is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of European patent law and global IP in general. He stands out because he has had extensive experience of working as and in-house patent attorney in an industrial company, and therefore has a complete and trustworthy understanding of my work and needs. It means that many things in our collaboration do not need to be explicitly discussed – he instinctively understands the constraints and advantages of my role.”
Client Testimonial, Legal 500 UK – 2022