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Patent Drafting

When drafting a patent, you need a patent attorney who understands your invention from a technical perspective, who understands the business behind your invention and who can translate these insights into a strong patent application that provides your business with solid protection for your innovation.

At Elkington and Fife, you will find patent attorneys who excel at this work. We have long-standing relationships with some of the world’s largest multinationals, who rely on us to draft large numbers of their patent applications, which are filed in many jurisdictions around the world. 

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


These clients recognise that at Elkington and Fife, we have drafting specialists who combine excellent technical competence with an in-depth understanding of the differing requirements for patent drafting in the major jurisdictions around the world, such as UK, European, US, Chinese and Japanese practice. This approach results in well-drafted patent applications tailored to yield strong protection in the jurisdictions of importance to our clients.

You will also find drafting specialists who can truly help you obtain protection for inventions at the boundaries of patentability, such as computer-implemented inventions. For example, we have developed our own strategy for seeking protection for business method inventions and this strategy has been adopted by one of our multi-national clients, a world-leader in this field. 

Our technical expertise spans many technical fields. We have demonstrated over the years that we draft strong patents in many technical subjects within the fields of chemistry, medicine, nanotechnology, physics and engineering, and information technology including semiconductors and software. 

In addition, our tailored approach to providing client services has resulted in us providing large-scale drafting services to several blue-chip multinationals on a fixed-fee basis, thereby allowing these clients the desired complete control over their outsourcing budgets. 

In short, at Elkington and Fife you will find an approach to patent drafting that is designed to suit your needs

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.
Rob Zijlstra
Rob has particular experience in patent drafting and prosecution covering a wide variety of technical areas.
Richard Gillard
Richard has 20 years of experience in the full range of patent services, including drafting, prosecution, opposition and opinion work.
Daniel Portch
Daniel's specialities include computing, computer programs, communications technology and electronic engineering.
Simon Greene
Simon is a former EPO examiner with extensive experience in prosecution of difficult cases and drafting for clients both locally and abroad.
Samantha Busher
Samantha handles a full range of patent work, ranging from prosecuting applications, handling opposition and appeal work.
Ellie Olivier
Ellie joined E+F in 2013 and has experience in a variety of patent work including prosecution, drafting and oppositions.
Paul Brookes
Technical Assistant
Paul enjoys working on a broad range of chemical subject-matter. Specialising in synthetic chemistry and pharmaceuticals.
Zachary Jelley
Zachary's day-to-day practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of electronic and computer-implemented inventions.
Neil Fenwick
Neil graduated in 2014 from the University of Bristol, obtaining a Master of Science degree in Physics and Philosophy (1st Class Hons).
our patent sectors
Whilst our work spans a wide range of subject areas, the majority falls within the following sectors: