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Patents are the core of our business.  You may be looking for some or all of the following, where we have expertise.

  • Drafting
  • Filing and prosecution
  • Opposition and appeals
  • Infringement and validity opinions
  • Freedom-to-operate opinions
  • Due diligence
  • Portfolio management

We believe that you are entitled to expect that your work is only handled by experts in your required area of patents work.  For this reason, we recruit only the best graduates and attorneys, and we retain them by providing a wide variety of patents work.  This provides us with first-class patent attorneys with rounded skill sets who will add value to your business.

The quality of your service is very good and your prices are considered to be among the best offered in the market. ”


Whether you need high-volume at low cost, or a more bespoke service, you will find it hard to find a better work product elsewhere.  Part of getting inside the business of ideas is understanding your needs and delivering a work product suitable for your business.  We have an impressive list of clients who are testament that we deliver on this promise.

As patent attorneys, we are driven by a passion and enthusiasm for science and technology.  We are first and foremost motivated to understand the technological ideas behind your business. However, we go further to understand what your business needs and deliver the patent advice which is appropriate for you.

Meet the team
Nick Ertl
Nick has 20 years experience in the drafting of patent applications and their prosecution around the world, especially before the EPO.
Richard Cooke
Richard joined E + F in October 2005 and qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2008 and a European Patent Attorney in 2010.
Richard Gillard
Richard has 20 years of experience in the full range of patent services, including drafting, prosecution, opposition and opinion work.
Rob O'Callaghan
Recommended in the Legal 500, Rob is known for his "wonderful advice and understanding".
James Anderson
James has experience across all aspects of patent practice. A large proportion of his time is spent working on high value European patents.
Oliver Kingsbury
A qualified European and UK Patent Attorney since 2002, Oliver has experience in providing a broad range of IP support.
Daniel Portch
Daniel's specialities include computing, computer programs, communications technology and electronic engineering.
Lee Mullen
Lee prosecutes patent applications for a wide range of clients before the EPO and UK Patent Office, handling a diverse range of subject-matter.
Samantha Busher
Samantha handles a full range of patent work, ranging from prosecuting applications, handling opposition and appeal work.
Erik Scheuermann
Erik has been practising intellectual property since 2003. Before joining the profession he studied Chemistry in Germany, France and the UK.
Mark Scott
Mark is an experienced and versatile attorney specialising in proceedings before the EPO and the UKIPO.
Paul Brookes
Paul enjoys working on a broad range of chemical subject-matter. Specialising in synthetic chemistry and pharmaceuticals.
Ellie Seymour
Ellie joined E+F in 2013 and has experience in a variety of patent work including prosecution, drafting and oppositions.
Zachary Jelley
Zachary's day-to-day practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of electronic and computer-implemented inventions.
Neil Fenwick
Neil spends the majority of his time drafting and prosecuting new patent applications.
Andy Nicoll
Andy specialises in pharmaceuticals and nutrition. He has experience prosecuting patent applications in many major jurisdictions.
our patent sectors
Whilst our work spans a wide range of subject areas, the majority falls within the following sectors: