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ANDREW FEARNSIDE

Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Engineering

Manchester

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 has over 15 years of experience as a professional representative at the EUIPO (2004 – 2020).

Andrew also served for over 10 years as a tutor for the Centre d’Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI) and assists prospective European patent attorneys.

Andrew is an elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.