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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.

Patents

Patents

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.

Identification and protection

  • Identifying your patent requirements and providing the right team of attorneys
  • Working with you to identify your patentable inventions effectively
  • Preparing high quality applications – a cornerstone activity
  • Creating and implementing national/global filing strategies
  • Prosecuting and maintaining patent rights throughout their lifecycle.

Competitor and strategic issues

  • Conducting infringement clearance studies to safeguard your new product launches
  • Advising on the validity of competitor patents
  • Carrying out competitor studies and patent landscape reviews
  • Transacting patents by negotiating sales and purchases, and licences in and out
  • Developing patent strategies which maximise your financial benefit.

Disputes, oppositions and appeals

  • Conducting opposition or limitation proceedings at the European Patent Office
  • Obtaining Opinions at the UK Intellectual Property Office
  • Defending our clients’ patents, challenging invalid competitor patents
  • Managing disputes, including oppositions and appeals, and IP litigation in general
  • Negotiating settlement agreements when this is the best course for our clients.

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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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