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.
Barbara Fleck, David Clark, Julia Gwilt, Meg Booth and Martyna Polenska will be attending an event entitled: Allies, advocates, and supporters in IP, a joint collaboration from the three support groups of IP Inclusive – IP & Me, IP Out, and Women In IP.
The event, consisting of a panel discussion, will look at the ways in which people in intellectual property can help and support each other in order to promote the concept of ‘Diversity and Inclusion’.
For further information, and to see the full list of panelists, please click here.
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