Richard Bray


MPhys(Hons) CPA EPA

Graduating with a first class honours degree in physics, and with the highest marks in the graduating class, Richard was heavily involved in a placement project on liquid crystal molecular alignment techniques for use in LCDs at Sharp Laboratories of Europe.

Richard works with a very wide range of clients, from innovative universities, start-ups and spin-outs, through to globally-known household names in the fields of electronic consumer goods, defence, commerce, and foods products.

The variation of his client base provides unique challenges and working styles, which allows Richard to tailor his expert advice to the client.

Richard has a passion for helping people understand the world of intellectual property (IP), providing in-house, technology specific awareness training to clients, tutoring for The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), and providing IP training for further academic institutions.

Areas of practice in patents:

  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
  • Aerospace
  • AgriScience
  • Automotive
  • Autonomous vehicles and control
  • Biosensors
  • Building technology
  • Civil engineering
  • Clean technology
  • Construction
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer healthcare
  • Consumer products
  • Control systems
  • Data storage and retrieval
  • Defence
  • Defence systems
  • Display devices
  • Distributed ledgers (blockchain)
  • E-commerce
  • Electro-optical devices
  • Fuel cells
  • Gas turbine technologies
  • Graphene
  • Healthcare diagnostic and imaging systems
  • Heat pumps and heat engines
  • Hybrid and electric propulsion/vehicles
  • Hydroelectric power systems
  • Image processing (e.g. MRI)
  • Industrial Safety systems
  • Information security
  • Integrated circuits
  • Lasers
  • Lithography
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical devices
  • Medical physics
  • Medical treatment regimes
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nuclear
  • Offshore/Marine electrical devices, storage modules and transmission devices
  • Optics
  • Packaging
  • Packaging technology
  • Photonics
  • Print systems
  • Printing
  • Processes for manufacturing chemical products
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Rail Automation
  • Robotics
  • Tamper evidence & anti-counterfeiting
  • Telecommunications
  • Tidal-based power systems
  • Turbines
  • Wind-based power systems