Ean is a Partner in our Electronics & Software team, based in our Manchester office. He has a particular interest in telecoms, having spent the first few years in the profession working in-house for Nokia. He regularly handles subject matter ranging from RADAR systems, signal processing and digital systems to pipe couplings, medical devices and production equipment.
Ean jointly heads our Education sector team and works for a range of clients, including Universities (in the UK and abroad), global corporations and SMEs, operating in and around the Manchester area. He particularly enjoys working with up and coming companies, including spin-outs, helping them to identify and protect their intellectual property. He has experience of hearings before the UK and European Patent Office and frequently advises clients on contentious issues where their rights may be infringed or where they are accused of infringing the rights of others.
Before entering the patent profession, Ean spent several years working as a design engineer for Marconi and Motorola. This real-life commercial experience was invaluable and gives Ean an insight into some of the challenges faced by clients.
Ean was also mentioned in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars guide in 2017 and described as a “problem solver” by a client.
To raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, we will be hosting a velo in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Keen cyclists Robert Cumming, David Clark, Graham Johnson, Dick Waddington, Ian Robinson (partners), accompanied by Pippa Allen, consultant and two of our associates Chris Hoole and James Myatt, will be taking part in the charity velo. The event will be a great way to explore the Yorkshire countryside and network.
We are also very pleased to announce that for this year’s AL Velo ride we will be joined by Madison Genesis star and professional cyclist Connor Swift. Connor became Yorkshire Road Race Champion in 2016. After recovering from injury, he has built on that success during 2017 with several more wins.
To find out more about the Appleyard Lees Velo and to enter, click here.
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