Simon’s expertise covers the full spectrum of patent work from drafting and prosecuting patent applications, to EP oppositions and appeals. He has represented clients directly at the EPO, UKIPO, and before OHIM. Simon specialises in securing the grant of difficult to prosecute applications and representing his clients in contentious matters, such as oral proceedings.
Simon thrives on cases involving complex technical subject matter and legal issues, especially those relating to materials science, engineering, formulation chemistry, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, medical devices, and device/active combinations. Simon regularly devises and manages global filing strategies for his clients. He has extensive experience working with fellow attorneys throughout Asia and the Americas, in particular the USA, Japan and China.
Before founding Patent Boutique, Simon worked for a nationwide firm of patent attorneys, and before that as in-house patent counsel in both the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries.