Gareth is a European Patent Attorney whose work focuses on prosecuting patent applications in the electronics and optics sectors.
Prior to joining EIP Gareth spent three years working as a research scientist in academia designing, fabricating and characterising semiconductor optoelectronic devices for a diverse range of applications.
Gareth has particular experience in advanced semiconductor fabrication techniques, as well as expertise in optics, electronics and semiconductor device related technologies.
- Specific experience prosecuting patent applications relating to optical communications, both via fibre optics and free space, as well as applications relating to optical emitters and optical sensing devices.
- Extensive drafting experience for one of EIP's largest clients relating to optical fibre communications.
- Patent prosecution relating to free space optical communications for a client in vehicle tracking technology.
- Experience at conducting Oral Proceedings at the EPO, before the Examination Divisions, Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal.
Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, All in the Mind? UK High Court Endorses Narrow Criteria for Patentability Exclusion: Halliburton's Patent Applications
Education and qualifications
Gareth holds a first class master’s degree in Engineering Physics from Cardiff University. He subsequently went on to obtain a PhD on the fabrication of photonic structures in semiconductor laser diodes. This research investigated controlling the lasing properties of devices to access a wider range of wavelengths and allow integration with sensors and micro-fluidics for applications in data storage, telecommunications and biophotonics.
Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth University
2003 — 2007
PhD, Cardiff University
1999 — 2003
Master of Physics, Cardiff University
- 2010 — present
- 2006 — 2010
Research Associate, Cardiff University
- 21 October 2015
EIP Seminar, Effective Innovation Planning