Philip Harrison

Partner, Patent Attorney

Profile

Philip is a UK and European patent attorney specialising in the fields of electronics, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs), machinery, packaging, telecommunication and software.  He has particular experience in subject matter relating to consumer electronic devices, analogue and digital circuit design, antennas, integrated circuit fabrication, optics, satellite technology and digital signal processing.

Philip enjoys the challenges involved in pursuing the broadest patent protection for clients and attends hearings at the European Patent Office relating to both the examination of patent applications and post-grant oppositions. He has significant experience in handling multi-jurisdictional due dilligence matters, in client patent portfolio review and analysis, as well as in advising clients on the patentability of software implemented inventions in the UK and Europe. He also works closely with patent attorneys in countries including the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Australia on matters relating to the prosecution of patent applications, as well as the infringement and validity of third party patent applications, in those jurisdictions.

Philip regularly presents on IP related topics, most recently at the American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting in Washington DC, where he spoke on the patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions in Europe.  A copy of the presentation can be found here. 

Education

Whilst studying for a Masters degree in electronic engineering at the University of Warwick, Philip specialised in robotics, semiconductor circuit design and telecommunications and conducted laboratory-based research of optical communication systems.  He also studied technical French at Stendhal University in Grenoble, France.  Philip also has a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London.

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute

Recommendations

Philip has been specifically singled out for recommendation in the past in the Legal 500 Directory which described him as being 'exceptionally proactive' in his client work.