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.
All our patent attorneys have high level technical skills, knowledge and experience, within their own scientific or engineering disciplines. Together, they cover all areas of technology and form one large resource of expert technical and legal capability. We can advise our clients comprehensively and efficiently in all technical areas – whether engineering, electronics, IT, biotech, life sciences or chemistry. Increasingly, inventions are multi-disciplinary and our patent attorneys are efficient in working together in small teams, in order to handle such inventions optimally.
However, our clients need much more than technical and legal expertise from us. Our patent attorneys have the commercial skills necessary to understand our clients’ businesses; and strong communication skills – the ability to listen, analyse, explain and persuade.
Our patent attorneys are experts in securing patents for our clients but also work with our clients in many other ways, where patent attorney skills are paramount.
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