European Patent Attorney
Fellow of the Chartered Institute
of Patent Attorneys
EUIPO Professional Representative
|Born||Glasgow, Scotland, 1964|
|Education||BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (1989)
University of Bath
|Professional Qualifications||Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys 1993
European Patent Attorney 1993
Professional Representative Before the EUIPO (European Trade Mark and Design Attorney) 1996
|Special Technical Experience||Information Technology||Language Compilers
Mark-up language rendering engines
Speech synthesis and speech recognition
Robot programming software
Electronic financial trading systems
Petrographic analysis software
|Electronic and electrical engineering||Antenna technology including satellite receiving antennas and
vehicle screen antennas
Powerline telecommunication systems
Heating and cooker controls
ATM protection systems
|Mechanical and other technologies||PPE for arborists, climbers and people working at height
Power takeoff systems and gearboxes
Toys and games
Commercial vehicle bodies
Measurement and nanometre-scale metrology
|My Practice Today||Having trained and worked with two long-established UK patent
firms, I started my own practice at the start of 1999. While working for my own clients, I act as a consultant to several prominent firms of patent attorneys in the UK and in Ireland.
My aim is to offer intellectual property services of the highest quality, at highly competitive pricing made possible by my very low overheads.
|My Computing Experience||Before starting university, I worked in computing. I
developed control software for banking machinery in Z80 assembly
language, and developed database and accounting applications in
I undertook several commercial programming contracts for the University of Bath, including Unix/C systems programming and Windows programming for computer aided engineering. I also administered a Unix network for the University.
My degree project included developing a graphical interface for an engineering simulation package in C for the X window system.
More recently, I have programmed using Borland Delphi and in C, C++ and Python/Qt5 for cross-platform development.
|Other Interests and Activities||I am an artistic photographer and exhibit regularly.
I also take part in Spring Fling Open Studios.
I am an amateur horologist, and an associate of the British Horological Institute specialising in 18th and 19th century domestic clocks.