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ANDREW FEARNSIDE

Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Engineering

Manchester

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Andrew works primarily in the fields of telecoms, electronics and engineering.  He has extensive experience of drafting and prosecution, global portfolio management and invention capture to secure a commercially valuable IP portfolio. He also conducts freedom to operate analyses and performs due diligence.

Areas of Expertise

  • Optics
  • Photonics and lasers
  • Mass spectrometers
  • Radar and antenna systems
  • Quantum technologies

Clients

Andrew’s work focuses on the development and management of patent portfolios for clients in the UK and abroad, including original patent drafting & prosecution principally at the EPO/UKIPO. Andrew’s clients include multinational corporations, SMEs, Start-ups and UK-based Universities.

Background

He has a BSc (Hons.) in physics from York University and a PhD in atomic physics from the University of Durham, and subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Germany.

Andrew joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2019 after working as a patent examiner at the UKIPO for several years, subsequently qualifying as a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and as a European Patent Attorney in 2004. He is a Representative authorised to act before the EUIPO.

He is a tutor at the Centre d’Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI) for many years, and assists prospective European patent attorneys.

Andrew is an elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.