Partner, Patent Attorney
Robert handles life sciences patent work with experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, Medtech, Cleantech and consumer product sectors.
He has a particular focus on the following:
Robert deals mainly with patent drafting, prosecution, and opposition & appeal before the EPO.
His clients include US International biotech companies, US & UK universities, and biotechnology companies in Europe, Korea and the US.
Robert has spent a number of months living in Seoul whilst working with a firm of Korean patent attorneys. Robert has presented many seminars on European IP practices to Korean patent attorneys and was the first European patent attorney to present a seminar to the KIPO biotechnology group. Robert has also written for the KPAA newsletter.
Robert has a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. His PhD in developmental and cellular biology is from the University of Cambridge. His PhD project focussed on the role of intracellular protein transport in mitotic spindle positioning.
Robert is an Elected Member of the Society of Biology (MSB).
Robert joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2006, qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2010 and a European Patent Attorney in 2011. He joined the partnership in 2015.