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.
Appleyard Lees is pleased to announce the latest in a series of IP events for trainee and recently qualified solicitors and patent and trade mark attorneys.
This talk will summarise the key facts relating to the Unified Patent Court, which is due to open its doors in 2017, and consider the implications that Brexit will have on EU intellectual property rights.
Following the talk there will be an opportunity to network over drinks and nibbles.
This event is free of charge and the format will be as follows:
5.00pm: Presentation, discussion and Q&A session
6.00pm: Drinks and an opportunity to network
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