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Bobby Smithson

Partner

Joining the patent profession in 2002, Bobby has a wealth of experience relating to patents in the chemical and mechanical field.

Bobby has particular experience in supporting in-house intellectual property (IP) departments of large multinational companies, often being asked to handle specific large projects, or to manage large portions of multijurisdictional patent portfolios.

Bobby also handles many opposition and appeal matters before the European Patent Office (EPO) and has been involved in a large number of high profile cases in the chemical and medical device fields.

Specific areas of expertise in patents:

  • Adhesive products
  • Catalysis
  • Chemical engineering
  • Clean technology
  • Consumer healthcare
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Materials science
  • Medical devices
  • Packaging technology
  • Paints and coatings
  • Pigments and dye
  • Polymers
  • Processes for manufacturing chemical products
  • Speciality chemicals

Specific areas of expertise in disputes:

  • Appeals
  • Infringement
  • Invalidity
  • Oppositions
  • Revocations

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