Alan is a patent attorney and partner with over 30 years’ experience. Most of his work is for direct clients so he has huge experience of taking applications from initial drafting and filing through to grant in several countries, and advising on patent portfolio management.
Alan’s technical specialisms include: imaging systems, both security scanners and medical imaging including: X-ray scanning, ultrasound, MRI, and optical imaging; biomedical engineering, including: prosthetic joints, surgical guidance systems and robots, and rehabilitation devices; mechanical engineering including automotive engineering; electronics and semiconductor devices; and physics and engineering more generally.
- Prepared and filed a series of patent applications relating to real-time X-ray video imaging for a university spin-out company which was subsequently bought by a large US organisation. Having impressed them, Alan and his team now handle all of the new owner’s non-US patent work
- Prepared and filed a series of patent applications relating to ultrasound imaging for an Oxford academic who then awarded Alan all the patent work for a separate spin-out company that is developing organ perfusion systems
- Worked in-house for a vehicle manufacturer, drafting and prosecuting a number of patent families for a revolutionary automotive brake control system, and licensing the patents to other motor manufacturers
“I have found Alan to be one of the most insightful, reactive and proactive intellectual property professionals whom I have ever worked with. He takes the time to dive into, question and fully understand new concepts, before producing exceptionally well drafted patent applications that seek to protect the very core of the invention. During prosecution, he always makes himself accessible to discuss issues and meet deadlines, often at very short notice, exhibiting both passion and initiative in leading the case towards successful completion.”
Prof. Constantin Coussios, Director, Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford.