Expertise and Experience
John works mainly in the chemical and instrumentation sectors. His patent practice covers a wide range of technologies with particular emphasis on polymers, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and ceramics. He also acts for a number of major clients in relation to computer-related inventions. John has extensive experience in running large patent and trade mark portfolios for large multinational corporations. He frequently appears for clients in hearings at the European Patent Office before the Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal, both opposing third party patents, and defending against oppositions by third parties.
John’s extensive commercial experience and in-depth understanding of a wide range of technologies enable him to provide robust practical advice, which is greatly appreciated by his clients.
Although John’s academic qualifications are in chemistry, he has always had a keen interest in computing and electronics, and was the prime mover in Beck Greener's early adoption of new technology. This gives John a rare insight into the crucial technological overlap areas between chemistry and physics.
John has been a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 1984.
John trained with Beck Greener and qualified in 1978 as British and European Patent Attorney.
John retired from the Partnership on 31 March 2020, and remains as a Consultant.
John has been featured in The Legal 500 UK 2022 as a recommended lawyer.
European Patent Attorney 1978
MA (Oxon), Exeter College, University of Oxford 1974
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry