Chris is a Chartered European and UK Patent Attorney, who works with clients in a variety of subject areas across the electronics, engineering and software disciplines, from start-ups, to SMEs, to large multinational corporations. These range from early stage companies, through to established household brands in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia.
Chris’ work involves devising patent strategies and providing strategic IP advice, drafting and prosecuting European and UK patent applications, managing client portfolios, attending EPO hearings, and undertaking freedom to operate analysis. In addition to working in the patent space, Chris also represents clients for registered design matters before the UK Intellectual Property Office.
Drawing upon his background in scientific research, from which he is an inventor on a number of patents, Chris seeks to utilise this experience to provide value and insight to his clients from their perspective.
Away from work Chris enjoys jogging, hiking and supporting Norwich City Football Club.
Chris’ areas of specialism are broadly in the fields of electronics, engineering and software, with specific experience in:
- Medical devices and software
- Renewable energy, particularly photovoltaic / solar devices, thermoelectric devices, and hydrogen fuel cells
- Electronic devices, including specialist electronic modules and interfaces, data storage, and power systems
- Telecommunications, communications infrastructure, and mobile phones
- Battery and supercapacitor technology
- Computer-implemented inventions, such as software services and machine learning
- Consumer products
- Patent portfolio management and strategic advice
- Devising and implementing patent filing strategies for start-ups and SMEs
- Representing clients before the European Patent Office in examination, opposition and appeal proceedings
European Patent Attorney
UK Patent Attorney
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
Member of the European Patent Institute (EPI)
Chris graduated from the University of Surrey with a BSc (Hons) in Physics and an MSc (Dist) in Nanotechnology and Nanoelectronic Devices. Chris also has a PhD in Materials Science from Imperial College London, which particularly focuses on renewable energy materials and electrochemistry.
Chris joined the patent profession in 2015, following time spent as a postdoctoral researcher, and went on to join GJE in 2018.