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PAUL MISSELBROOK

IP Director, Patent Attorney
Engineering

Manchester

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Paul handles patent work in the mechanical and engineering fields, this includes original drafting, office action responses and portfolio management.  He provides clients with due diligence advice, infringement clearance opinions, and competitor landscaping reports.  In addition Paul offers freedom to operate (FTO) and IP clearance assistance as well as pre-action correspondence.  Paul regularly conducts oral hearings at the EPO (examination division and opposition), boards of appeal, and has carried out advocacy at UKIPO revocation proceedings. Paul has litigated cases at the IPEC including a successful Appeal on the determination of an account of profits (OOO Abbott v Design and Display). 

Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing and consumer products including robotics and Industry 4.0 applications
  • Medical devices
  • Aerospace and Automotive engineering including turbines
  • Display devices including Electro-optical devices
  • Imaging apparatus and printing devices
  • Oil and gas equipment such as valves and connections

Clients

Paul works mainly for manufacturers in the UK and Europe.

Background

Paul is a dual qualified European and UK Patent & Trade Mark Attorney.  He also holds the Higher Courts Litigation Certificate.  Paul qualified as a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2009.  He qualified as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and a European design attorney in 2012.

Before entering the IP profession in 2005, Paul completed a PhD researching the manufacture of Opto-Electronic circuit boards and components at Loughborough University.  His practical experience included lithography techniques, thin-film processes for semi-conductor manufacturing, and contract electronics manufacture.

Paul joined Mewburn Ellis LLP as a Patent Director in 2019 having previously been a partner at another IP firm since 2012.

Recommendations

Paul has been listed as a recommended lawyer in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500.