Our IP specialists work at all stage of the IP life cycle and provide strategic advice about patent, trade mark and registered designs, as well as any IP-related disputes and legal and commercial requirements.
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
- Photonics and lasers
- Mass spectrometers
- Radar and antenna systems
- Quantum technologies
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.
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.