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Michael Vallance


Michael Vallance | Trainee Patent Attorney


Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney

Michael graduated from the University of Manchester with a first class Master’s degree in physics.

He also holds the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, from Queen Mary, University of London.

Career History

Michael joined Gill Jennings & Every in 2012. He qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2017.

Michael Vallance


Michael works across a variety of subject areas including microscopy, cryogenics, MRI, oil exploration and delivery, reservoir surveying, fibre-optics, medical devices, food packaging, vending machines, cigarettes, semiconductors, software, telecommunications and printers. Whilst at university Michael specialised in particle physics, nuclear physics and medical imaging. His research work has been used to improve the quality of images produced by PET and PET-CT scanners.

Michael’s clients come to him from a range of different experience levels. His clients include multinationals, SMEs, universities, start-ups and individual inventors. He has attended hearings before the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office. He is also experienced in advising clients on contentious matters, as well as engaging in foreign and European oppositions.

Michael has had particular success in securing freedom to operate for his clients by filing targeted third party observations against their competitors’ IP. As a member of our designs team, Michael regularly obtains his clients with registered UK, European and foreign designs.

Above all, Michael aims to provide his clients with the clear and concise advice they need to make their commercial decisions.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys working out, skiing and, weather-permitting, water-skiing. Michael is also a keen musician.