Ben Willows

Senior Associate, UK and European Patent Attorney, Design Attorney

Ben joined EIP from the IP department at Dyson where he was responsible for managing patent portfolios in the fields of motors and power systems, automotive powertrains, automotive electronics and electrical engineering.

At Dyson Ben’s role comprised creating and implementing global patent filing strategies, conducting freedom-to-operate reviews and liaising with IP counsel on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, worldwide. He also has experience in opposition and appeal proceedings, and in the monitoring of third-party rights.

Prior to Dyson Ben spent five years at a UK IP firm where he worked for clients in technology areas including medical and healthcare devices, mechanical and electrical engineering, physics and electronics.

Education and qualifications

  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation, 2017
  • European Patent Attorney, 2016
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2016
  • 2008 — 2012
    MSci (Hons) Natural Sciences, University of Durham

Career history

  • 2020 — present
    Senior Associate, EIP
  • 2019 — 2020
    Associate, EIP
  • 2017 — 2019
    Patent Attorney, Dyson Technology Limited
  • 2012 — 2017
    Associate, Adamson Jones IP

Awards and recognition

  • Legal 500, 2022. (link)