Partner, European Patent Attorney, Trade Mark Attorney, Litigator
Stephen is a member of our electronics, computing and physics patent teams as well as a member of our trade mark team, design team and dispute resolution team. His patent work focuses on the telecommunications, electronics & electronic engineering, computer software, semiconductors, Cleantech and Medtech industry sectors. His design and trade mark work encompasses the fashion, consumer products, pharmaceutical, retail and transport sectors. Stephen is qualified as a patent attorney litigator and handles patent, trade mark and design litigation in the Patents Court and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and has conducted patent and trade mark appeals from the UK IPO in the High Court and advised on numerous pre-action matters in patents, trade marks, designs and copyright to achieve settlements for his clients.
His technical expertise includes:
His clients include multi-national companies, universities and local SMEs. He is a regular visitor to Japan and Korea.
Legal 500 2017 researchers say Cambridge-based Stephen Hodsdon ‘displays evidence of his very good background knowledge of the respective industry’; his written and presentational work is ‘of a very high standard’.
Stephen has a degree and Masters in Natural Sciences (Experimental and Theoretical Physics) from University of Cambridge.
Stephen joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2000, qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2004, a European Patent Attorney in 2005 and a Registered Trade Mark Attorney in 2007.
He was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 2008 when he left Mewburn Ellis to undertake a 1 year pupillage (training as a barrister) at one of the leading chambers specialising in IP in London, where he gained substantial experience in all aspects of IP litigation. He returned to Mewburn Ellis in 2009. He joined the partnership in 2010.
Stephen was awarded a Patent Agent Litigator Certificate in 2009 allowing him to conduct intellectual property litigation in all relevant courts and a Higher Courts Advocacy Certificate in 2014 giving him full rights of audience in these courts, including the Patents Court (High Court), Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and on appeal from the Patents Court or IPEC.