Simon is an experienced patent attorney and partner with more than 20 years’ experience advising clients across the full spectrum of patent services including UK and overseas patent applications, patent infringement and validity opinion, and IP strategy.

Simon works with a broad range of clients, from large corporations to SMEs and start-ups, and has particular experience in the information and community technology sector. His technical specialisms include computers, electronics, physics and marine.


  • Successfully pursuing five infringers all infringing my client’s patent, without the need for court proceedings. I was able to stop all infringers, and obtained a significant damages payment for my client from the biggest infringer in respect of sales of infringing product
  • On a European Patent application, the EPO had issued a summons to attend oral proceedings in Munich in light of objections it had raised to the application. I was able to make several telephone conversations to the EPO to engage with the examiner. As a result I was able to persuade him to allow the application without any amendments, and so provide the client with broad protection on the key product of the client’s business model, and avoided the (greater) cost to the client of having to attend oral proceedings at the EPO
  • During an opposition hearing at the EPO my client had filed an opposition to a patent of one of its competitors. I spotted the crucial argument during the proceedings which was instrumental in winning the day for my client and having the competitor’s patent revoked


“We have worked with Simon Robinson on the IP protection of our products for several years now and we have found him to be very approachable and able to explain the complexities of patents in easily understandable terms. He has laid out the options very clearly and concisely at every stage. A particularly impressive achievement was the retrieval of a patent that had been incorrectly attributed by another firm to a dissolved company.”

Chris Bell, Head of Engineering Applications, Voestalpine Signalling Fareham Ltd.