Chartered and European Patent Attorney
Having passed the European Qualifying Examination in 2021, Chris is a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney.
Since joining Patent Boutique LLP, Chris has gained a wealth of experience in invention capture and the drafting of new patent applications. He regularly handles this critical stage for clients, and understands how it can be used to maximise the potential of your invention and to match commercial objectives. Chris has expertise across a range of fields, working with clients in the advanced engineering, consumer goods, medical device, sports technology, and manufacturing technology sectors.
Chris works with clients ranging from sole inventors to multinational corporations. He regularly works on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications at the EPO and UKIPO. Chris also has experience in coordinating the prosecution of global patent families, and working with local attorneys to ensure the broadest scope of protection is secured for client’s inventions.
Chris was part of our first intake of technical assistants, starting with Patent Boutique in late 2017. He joined after gaining his master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering with first class honours from the University of Sheffield. His areas of knowledge include metallurgy, high entropy alloys, natural materials, rheology, technical ceramics, magnetic materials, composites, polymers and glass. He also has experience working in a world-class research environment, developing novel measurement techniques for natural materials, with a particular focus on silk.