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.
Rob Cumming, David Clark, Chris Hoole and Pippa Allen of Appleyard Lees will be taking part in the Tour of Cambridgeshire Chrono on 3 June 2017 at Peterborough Arena. The Chrono is a fully produced, mass participation, time trial run over a sporting circuit of 16.5 miles (26.55km) on fully closed roads.
The Chrono has a spectacular Podium. The fastest three riders in each UCI Masters Age / Gender Classification will be invited to a podium ceremony to be awarded UGWFS winners jerseys, medals and prizes!
To find out more click here.
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