Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Stephen graduated from the University of Birmingham with an Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Stephen joined Gill Jennings & Every in 1992 and qualified as both a Chartered and European Patent Attorney in 1995. Stephen joined the partnership in 1999.
Prior to Gill Jennings & Every, Stephen worked for two years as an engineer for Pioneer Corporation in Japan.
Working for a number of international and UK-based companies, Stephen has extensive experience in obtaining patents for clients in a wide range of technologies, including software-related inventions, optical recording media, avionics, telecommunications, packaging and air conditioning technologies. Current clients include: Panasonic, Sanden Corporation, JTI, Dowa Electronics, St Jude Medical, The Technology Partnership, Cameron International, and The University of Cambridge.
Stephen has handled a large number of hearings at the European Patent Office, particularly in relation to software-related inventions in the fields of gaming, avionics, system control and signal processing. He has worked in supporting a number of oil and gas companies in developing their IP strategies worldwide. He also has a great deal of experience of protecting a wide range of consumer products through the registered designs system in the UK and overseas.