Ben specialises in the protection of 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, cryptography, user interfaces, specialist processing units and telecoms. Ben is an expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning, but remains a strong advocate for the value of human engagement. In his work, he believes successful outcomes are best achieved through open and honest conversation, be it with 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. His PhD research focused on developing analytical models of guided waves and resonant effects in periodic and quasi-periodic structures. 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.