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.
Many intellectual property firms consider designs and copyright to be of minor importance but this is wrong. Ask the sports company Nike, which has been fighting to protect business-critical images and designs.
In fact, designs and copyright are powerful and all-pervasive legal rights. Copyright protects software, written works, drawings, photographs, music, videos, this website, and much more. Design protection is provided for the way products look. Registered designs can be obtained to secure the strongest protection but some protection is available automatically, without registration. Protection is available for 2-D and 3-D designs, and some protection is available for functional designs as well as for aesthetic designs.
We have an outstanding team of experts in designs and copyright. Our team includes registered design attorneys, solicitors and paralegals so that we can deal effectively with any situation that may arise. Our attorneys have excellent legal expertise but just as importantly they have the communication skills and commercial awareness to understand what our clients need, and to deliver superb results, in all of the following areas:
Our highly dedicated and experienced team of attorneys combine a broad range of legal and technical expertise with real-world commercial insight.
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