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Bobby Smithson

Bobby is a Partner in our Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals team and is based in our Leeds office. He has a particular interest in polymers and organometallic chemistry; having undertaken undergraduate research in these areas, but also handles subject matter in general chemical, healthcare and mechanical fields.

Bobby works for a range of clients from global corporations, to SMEs operating in and around the Yorkshire area. He has particular experience in supporting in house patent departments of large companies in the UK and overseas. He also has broad experience in representing clients before the European Patent Office in Opposition and Appeal proceedings. Bobby also regularly lectures on UK and European patent protection in the UK and overseas.

Before entering the patent profession, Bobby was awarded a first class honours degree in Chemistry in 2002 from Leeds University. The third year of his degree was spent at Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA where, as well as chemistry, he studied nuclear physics, IT and mathematics.