Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Peter graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a first class honours degree in Astrophysics. Peter also has a Master’s Degree with Distinction from Imperial College in Optics and Photonics.
Peter joined the patent profession in 2005 and was previously a partner at another London-based firm. Peter joined Gill Jennings & Every as a partner in 2016.
Peter’s technical focus is in physics and electronics, with specialisations in optics and software. Peter is particularly interested in computer implemented inventions and some of his clients in this area have been involved in digital rights management, cloud computing and social networks.
Peter’s practice includes preparing and filing patent applications, handling oppositions and appeals, and providing opinion work on infringement and validity. He has advised clients on the commercial exploitation of patents in the UK, the US and Australia and he has secured clients’ freedom to operate by restricting the scope of third party patent applications, filing oppositions and successfully negotiating with patent assertion entities. Peter also has experience in advising on the essentiality of patents in connection with standards in technologies relating to mobile phones and interactive television.
Peter has worked with a diverse range of global clients, but he particularly enjoys working with high-growth technology companies in the UK and advising on IP strategies that can add value. He has also worked with the investment community to provide IP due diligence during procurement or investment.
Peter is a frequent speaker on current issues relating to patents and registered designs and some of his articles have appeared in the CIPA Journal, Patently-O, IPKat, and the Oxford Journal for Intellectual Property Law and Practice. Peter is also a member of the Media and Public Relations committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, which is dedicated to improving public awareness of IP.