Tim is a UK and European patent attorney with experience in dealing with patents across the chemical field, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical and polymer/industrial chemistry. He has also worked on mechanical, process chemistry, biochemical and materials cases.
Tim has experience in prosecuting patent applications at the EPO, JPO and USPTO and in post-grant proceedings at the EPO and UKIPO. Prior to joining EIP, Tim spent three years working for one of the largest firms of patent attorneys in the UK.
Tim graduated with a first class master's degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford. During his degree, he spent a year researching quantum cascade laser spectroscopy and the potential to use highly tunable QCLs to achieve selective excitation in organic syntheses.
During qualification as a patent attorney, Tim was awarded the Gill prize for the highest mark in the UK patent attorney qualifying examinations 2012, and the Drafting prize for the highest mark in the UK drafting finals paper. He also achieved amongst the highest marks in the opposition and law papers for the European qualifying examination and regularly provides tutorials to trainees in the profession.