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Physics + Engineering

Physics and engineering are the cornerstones of many manufacturing industries. It is a sector in which counterfeiting and copying of products are commonplace, which is why it is important that you team up with patent experts who know how to protect and defend your intellectual property.

It is of key importance that your patent attorney understands both your business and your inventions in order to protect your competitive position. At Elkington and Fife, you will find a team of dedicated IP professionals with physics and engineering backgrounds in industry as well as academia who not only have great technical expertise in these areas but who will work hard to understand your business behind the technology to achieve this objective.

Our experience covers a wide range of technical fields of which optics, fibre optics, glass manufacturing, particulate filter technology, x-ray imaging, self-balancing vehicles and other automotive technologies, aeronautics, semiconductor manufacturing, medical devices, energy storage and green technologies including solid state lighting are just a few examples.

Highly esteemed for electronics, engineering and trade mark matters ”

Chambers

Our in-depth expertise in this sector has allowed us to build a reputation as a leading firm for all aspects of IP protection in this sector, including patent drafting and prosecution, freedom-to-operate advice and a thriving opposition practice where we have an unrivalled reputation both in defending our clients’ patents as well as opposing third party patents that interfere with the business needs of our clients.

Because we create a service that is tailored to you, our client portfolio includes a wide range of clients ranging from start-ups and SMEs to blue chip global players, who rely on our services to protect their business interests in Europe and around the world.

Meet the team
James Anderson
Partner
James has experience across all aspects of patent practice. A large proportion of his time is spent working on high value European patents.
Nick Ertl
Partner
Nick has 20 years experience in the drafting of patent applications and their prosecution around the world, especially before the EPO.
Daniel Portch
Partner
Daniel's specialities include computing, computer programs, communications technology and electronic engineering.
Rob O'Callaghan
Partner
Rob is an electronics engineer with an active opposition practice. He specialises in inventions related to digital signal processing.
Simon Greene
Consultant
Simon is a former EPO examiner with extensive experience in prosecution of difficult cases and drafting for clients both locally and abroad.
Rob Zijlstra
Consultant
Rob has particular experience in patent drafting and prosecution covering a wide variety of technical areas.
Richard Maury
Associate
Richard has had experience in-house (at British Leyland and at the General Electric Company in the 1980s) as well as in private practice.
Ellie Olivier
Associate
Ellie joined E+F in 2013 and has experience in a variety of patent work including prosecution, drafting and oppositions.
Zachary Jelley
Technical Assistant
Zachary received a first class honours degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton.
Neil Fenwick
Technical Assistant
Neil graduated in 2014 from the University of Bristol, obtaining a Master of Science degree in Physics and Philosophy (1st Class Hons).
Steffi Sesuraj
Technical Assistant
Steffi completed her PhD in Electronics & Electrical Engineering (2014) and BEng (First Class Honours, 2010) at the University of Southampton.
Gabriel Bracken
Technical Assistant
Gabriel received a first class MEng honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 2016.
Callum Anderson
Technical Assistant
Callum studied Physics at Imperial College London and graduated with a BSc honours degree in 2016.
our patent sectors
Whilst our work spans a wide range of subject areas, the majority falls within the following sectors: