Daniel Richards

Associate, European Patent Attorney
London, EIP Europe LLP

Daniel has a broad range of technical experience, having drafted and prosecuted patent applications relating to mechanical and biomedical engineering, electrical testing instruments, industrial printing, and computer-implemented inventions including software, data processing, networking, control systems, imaging and machine learning.

He works directly with a variety of clients in the UK, Europe and US, across a range of commercial sizes including multinationals, SMEs and lone inventors. His friendly and pragmatic approach allows Daniel to apply himself to the range of matters that this entails, while understanding the needs and commercial goals of the specific client.

Daniel has a first class master's degree in Physics from Durham University. During his degree he conducted research into Higgs Physics at the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology at Durham University, where he studied the possibilities of multiple Higgs particles in theoretical extensions to the Standard Model using data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Recent work

  • Analysis of declared standard-essential patents (SEPs) relating to a video compression standard; involved preparing detailed claim charts for support in licencing negotiations.
  • Patent drafting and prosecution in areas including physics, computer-related technology, and mechanical inventions.

Education and qualifications

  • European Patent Attorney, 2019

  • 2015 — 2016
    Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2010 — 2014
    Master of Physics, Durham University

Career history

  • 2014 — present
    Associate, EIP