Howard Read

Senior Associate


As well as his BA (Hons) and MA in Natural Sciences, Howard has a PhD in metallurgy from the University of Cambridge.

Having worked in industry and the academic sector before joining the profession, Howard understands the challenges faced in these areas and appreciates the commercial realities of, and the value derivable from, intellectual property.

Howard is fluent in both English and Portuguese, has published a number of articles in scientific journals and been named as inventor on several patents.

Specific areas of expertise in patents:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Consumer products
  • Defence systems
  • Display devices
  • Graphene
  • Image processing (e.g. MRI)
  • Imaging apparatus
  • Machine learning
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Materials science
  • Medical devices
  • Networking and LTE
  • Print systems
  • Steel processing
  • Telecommunications
  • Virtual computing

Specific areas of expertise in disputes:

  • Advocacy
  • Appeals
  • Court proceedings
  • Infringement
  • Invalidity
  • IPEC
  • Oppositions
  • Revocations

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