Neil’s focus is mechanical and material science inventions, where he represents a wide range of clients from water-bottle and exercise equipment designers to automotive SME’s and hi-tech universities. Neil has a detailed knowledge of surface science and nanotechnology from his physics background. Some specific experience includes compressors, helicopters, EMI suppression, haulage and Parkinson’s disease tremor detection.

Neil provides a broad spectrum of IP advice spanning IP audits, patent landscaping (which he has done extensively in close collaboration with design teams), patent/design opinions, patent filing and prosecution.


  • Providing IP support during a design project from conception to realisation for a large design consultancy delivering the project for a multinational medical device company. The IP work involved substantial and thorough patent landscaping of each and every feature of the device and culminated in an extensive risk assessment document outlining the overall risk of the project after a complete deconstruction of every part and feature of the intended device
  • Successfully prosecuting and subsequently defending a key, broad, initial concept patent against third party observations filed after grant at the UK Intellectual Property Office for an automotive start-up innovation company
  • Developing an IP strategy for a food company start-up, including patent protection for their packaging and industrial process, together with registered design protection in the UK and worldwide


“I have to say I am pretty impressed how you managed to understand our invention without actually seeing it working. You have pretty much nailed it.”

Nick Clarkson, Addo Food Group Ltd