Gareth Holliday

Associate, Patent Attorney
London, EIP Europe LLP


Gareth is a UK and European Patent Attorney who has experience handling a broad range of mechanical and electronic patent subject matter including telecommunications; data compression, transmission and encoding; electronics; industrial machinery and bearings; electric motors; paper printing and milling apparatus; medical devices and defence systems.

Gareth has worked with a range of both UK and overseas clients from individual inventors, through SMEs, to large multinational companies. He joined EIP after four years at a London-based firm of patent attorneys. Before joining the IP profession, Gareth spent several years working for leading London data consultancy Dunnhumby, and has extensive experience in data handling, manipulation and interpretation.

Gareth holds an MSci Honours degree in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of Bristol. His final year project involved using computer analysis to recognise spot patterns on African penguins, and his final year seminar was delivered on “The Anisotropy of the Cosmic Microwave Background.”

Recent work

  • Drafting applications and successful prosecution of both UK and foreign patents for a UK-based network management firm.

Published articles

  • December 2016
    Intellectual Property Magazine, Flight paths and patents
  • 1 December 2016
    The IPKat, Fontem see their patent “vaporised” – the dangers of added matter (link)

Education and qualifications

UK Patent Attorney, 2014

European Patent Attorney, 2013

  • 2009 — 2010
    Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2001 — 2005
    MSci degree in Physics and Astrophysics, University of Bristol

Career history

  • 2015 — present
    Associate, EIP
  • 2011 — 2015
    Associate, Brookes Batchellor
  • 2008 — 2009
    Trainee, Carpmaels & Ransford
  • 2006 — 2008
    Data Consultant, Dunnhumby