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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.

IP Disputes

IP Disputes

Any intellectual property (IP) dispute is likely to be complex and combative. In its active phase it has to be fought hard. We have the right personnel to handle any IP dispute effectively. The resources we have include specialist IP solicitors, patent attorneys covering all technical areas, trade mark attorneys and design attorneys experienced in all business sectors, and IP paralegals.

Our professionals are able to handle any IP related disputes before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the English courts; to provide advocacy in domain name disputes and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) situations; and to co-ordinate anti-counterfeiting enforcement actions.

We know that IP disputes can absorb resources, human and financial. We never forget that the dispute itself is not the goal, and will always look for a better solution for our clients. We are experienced in identifying possible dispute resolutions, and negotiating workable commercial settlements when this is in our clients’ interests.

Protection and strategy

  • Carrying out early searching to identify possible risks
  • Assessing the significance of any risks which are located
  • Determining whether action is available to mitigate significant risks
  • Developing a robust defence to use if legal action is threatened against you

Competitor activities

  • Assembling the right team to handle a given dispute optimally
  • Handling disputes before patent offices, including oppositions
  • Conducting actions before courts, including infringement and invalidity actions
  • Operating in the criminal courts, for example in anti-counterfeiting enforcement actions
  • Handling Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Mediation matters

Oppositions and Appeals

  • Considering at all times whether a settlement could be the best approach for our client
  • If it is, considering the position of both parties and devising a settlement offer
  • Making the approach to the other side and negotiating the settlement
  • Drafting the settlement agreement

Our people

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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