Abas is a trainee patent attorney working with clients including individuals, university innovation teams and spinouts, SMEs and global corporations. His background in physics enables him to advise clients in a number of fields including computing & software, photon science, electrical and electronic engineering, sensors, mechanical engineering and robotics.

Before joining Barker Brettell, Abas completed a PhD in photon science at the University of Manchester, building on an MPhys project on theoretical studies of 2D quantum heterostructures. He subsequently worked as a research associate in the emerging field of terahertz scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy.


  • Helped with the prosecution of multiple patent applications through to grant
  • Built, operated and maintained photoluminescence and time-domain terahertz spectrometers using ultrafast lasers and ultra-high vacuum systems
  • Helped with the design and theoretical studies of semiconductor quantum heterostructures as well as the publication of results in a high impact journal


“Abas is quick to understand new technical and legal concepts, and is always keen to take on a new challenge. These factors, combined with his excellent work ethic means that he is a valuable member of the team, and well on his way to becoming an excellent attorney.”

Oliver Pooley, Patent Attorney & Partner, Barker Brettell.