Will has been recognised as building close working relationships with clients and has a reputation for developing and executing well-thought-through IP strategies that are aligned with commercial aims.
He routinely drafts and prosecutes patent applications across a broad range of jurisdictions, especially in the UK and Europe. In addition, Will assists clients with due diligence on patent portfolios and with post-grant matters, such as oppositions at the European Patent Office.
Will works with various clients, including SMEs and multinational companies, and has a particular interest in assisting start-up companies and universities to secure IP protection. His expertise includes protecting innovation in the fields of pharmaceuticals, materials, food and drink, catalysis, synthetic methods, industrial processes and medical devices.
- Working alongside high-growth clients to devise and implement commercially directed IP strategies
- Providing bespoke IP advice to individuals and start-up companies working at various incubators, and through the Library of Birmingham
- Drafting robust patent applications for inventions relating to medical devices, pharmaceutical compositions, synthetic methods, industrial processes, and materials such as artificial tissues and polymers
- Prosecuting patent applications through to grant in a range of jurisdictions
- Performing commercially directed due diligence analysis on a range of patent portfolios
- Providing freedom to operate analysis to support a client’s successful Innovate UK grant application
- Managing a cease and desist project for a major international automotive client
“We have been working with Will for several years and have always found him to be highly efficient, competent and pleasant to work with. Will has been invaluable in advising and helping us protect our Intellectual Property here at Loughborough University. He is extremely prompt and his attention to detail is exemplary.”
Tiffany Fontenla, IP Management and Commercialisation Officer, Loughborough University
“Will has been assisting the University of Nottingham with a number of cases and has demonstrated impressive knowledge and aptitude in the areas of antibacterial peptides and thapsigargin/thapsigargin derivatives. His approach with University academics and TTO staff is professional and approachable, and his careful advice regarding prosecution matters ensures our University inventors feel confident with the route taken. Will has also assisted the team with formulating appropriate patent strategies in view of evolving commercialisation plans and new data. He has demonstrated an understanding of the unique processes and pressures a Research University faces and we appreciate both his quality of work and the additional support he offers.”
Stephanie K. Smith, IP Portfolio Manager, The University of Nottingham