Philip specialises in patent matters in the fields of physics, electronics, mechanical engineering and information technology. He has particular experience in automotive engineering, together with expertise in mobile telecommunications, semiconductor devices, thermal printing technology and consumer electronics; including ink-jet and laser printers, projectors, digital cameras and LCD displays. In addition to drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the EPO and UKIPO, he also advises on the infringement and validity of UK and European patents and deals with registered designs. Philip also has experience of carrying out patent watches, freedom to operate searches and European opposition work.
Since 2012, Philip has combined his role at Keltie with a long-term secondment to the patent department of a major UK automotive manufacturer. This has enabled him to gain direct experience of the management of a large patent portfolio from an in-house perspective with a focus on securing effective patent protection across a range of different jurisdictions, particularly in the US, China and Japan. As a member of Keltie's IP Consulting Group, Philip draws on his in-house experience to advise clients on how best to maximise the quality of their IP rights in a cost effective manner so as to create a commercially exploitable portfolio.
Before joining Keltie in 2007 and becoming a Partner in 2018, Philip spent five years working at two other firms of patent and trade mark attorneys during which time he obtained the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London. He qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2009 and as a European Patent Attorney in 2010.
Philip graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2001 with an MPhys degree in Physics with Astronomy. During his final year project, he undertook research relating to the fabrication and characterisation of polarized organic electroluminescent devices. Prior to entering the patent profession in 2002, Philip worked in the field of thin film metrology for a Cambridge-based technology company which pioneered the use of OLED devices in the flat panel display industry.