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Eric McNeil

Trainee Patent Attorney


In 2018, Eric Graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Master’s degree in physics with astrophysics. His Master’s projects concerned image analysis of solar prominences as well as a review of tokamak fusion reactor exhaust systems. Was awarded a certificate in IP from the Queen Mary University of London in 2021 to become a part-qualified trainee patent attorney.


Eric joined GJE in 2019.

Eric McNeil

Trainee Patent Attorney

Eric is a trainee patent attorney with experience in the drafting and prosecution of European and UK patent applications in physics and software related fields.

Main specialisms
Eric is involved most heavily with patents concerning:
• telecommunications
• optics.

He does however work on a wide variety of subject matter.

Eric has experience working with clients ranging from multi-national in size down to SMEs and individual patent applicants. He enjoys working with varied clients based in the UK, Europe, and further afield.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys travel, music, and plays chess for the Streatham and Brixton chess club.