Partner, Patent Attorney


Simon is highly skilled in patent drafting, prosecution, oppositions and appeals. He is also experienced in Freedom to Operate opinions. Simon is particularly interested in the invention capture process, marine engineering, and automotive engineering, especially automotive safety. He leads the firm’s sponsorship of UK electric Formula Student team, Team Bath Racing Electric.

Areas of Expertise

  • Automotive safety, including active and passive safety
  • Marine engineering
  • MedTech


Simon works for a range of clients including Swedish automotive engineering multinationals, British multinationals, UK innovators, US LLCs and global sports brands.


Simon has a degree in Ship Science from Southampton University, qualifying as a European Patent Attorney in 1999 and a Charted Patent Attorney in 2000. He was previously a partner of a smaller IP firm, based in London.


Simon has been recognised in IAM Patent 1000 – 2017-2022 and described as “Outstanding" and "extremely reliable, thorough and easy to work with”.

“personable and client-focused” - IAM Patent 1000, 2021

"clients appreciate the solutions that Simon Parry dreams up for all their patent protection problems. “With the inventions that are of most importance to our company, we turn to Simon,” says one. - IAM Patent 1000, 2020

"top-notch engineering counsel" - IAM Patent 1000, 2019

"A mechanics maestro with a lock on the oil and gas and structural engineering sectors.”  - IAM Patent 1000, 2018

Client comments:  “We (also) wanted to thank you for all of the help you’ve given us this year. As ever, we are incredibly grateful for all of the support, we really wouldn’t be able to do it without you!” - Will Minter-Kemp,  University of Bath