Ben has extensive experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications across a range of technical fields, with a particular focus on computer-implemented inventions. He has helped to secure patent rights domestically and internationally for large tech companies and SMEs alike, in areas including robotics, image processing, blockchain, user interfaces, specialist processing units and telecoms. Ben is an expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning, but remains a strong advocate for the human side of technology. In his work, he believes successful outcomes are best achieved through open and honest engagement with other human beings, whether they are inventors, investors, or patent examiners.
Prior to joining EIP, Ben completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London, having previously spent four years teaching physics and mathematics at a private college in London. His PhD research focused on developing analytical techniques for studying guided waves and resonant effects in periodic and quasi-periodic structures, the results of which have particular relevance to the fields of acoustics and metamaterials. Ben’s work has been published in various academic journals and he has presented at national and international conferences on a range of topics in applied mathematics.
Ben achieved a distinction in his MSc in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London, and he holds a first class BA in Physics from the University of Oxford, where he was awarded a scholarship for academic performance.