John is a UK and European Patent Attorney with expertise in the software and engineering fields. He is a partner in our electronics & engineering team and is recommended as a Key Individual in 2020 Legal 500 PATMA – Patent Attorneys.
John has a background in physics and has specialist experience in autonomous and electric vehicle technology, unmanned aerial vehicles, high altitude telecommunications hardware, electronic and computer-based object recognition, robotic control, deep learning and neural networks, mobile operating systems, and IoT devices.
He works closely with in-house IP counsel, inventors and overseas colleagues to prepare and prosecute families of patent applications in often fast moving areas. As part of this, he has frequently devised and conducted intensive invention harvesting sessions with groups of inventors to understand and protect new innovations. He thrives on supporting clients obtain the IP that will help them maintain control in their sector, protect them from threats, and give freedom of opportunity. He is described by his clients as doing ‘an excellent job of providing clear and thoughtful strategies’, ‘always suggesting strategies that make sense’, and giving ‘calmly delivered advice that keeps us looking forward’.
In addition to his wide experience of patent matters, John is an experienced UK designs attorney and an IP Litigator (patent).
John has an honours degree in Physics from the University of Nottingham and holds a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary College, University of London.
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- Member of the European Patent Institute
Recognition and Awards
- Legal 500 UK (PATMA: Patent Attorneys) – 2020