Stephen BlakeBEng, PhD


Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney

Offices: Birmingham (UK)

Languages spoken: English


Telephone (Office): +44 121 643 5881

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Stephen Blake

Stephen is a chartered UK and European Patent Attorney experienced in filing and prosecuting patent applications, broadly in the fields of telecommunications, software, electronic engineering, and mechanical engineering. In addition, Stephen delivers business focused advice to his clients relating to the management of their Intellectual Property portfolios, including enforcement, assignments and licensing, and represents his clients before the European Patent Office at oral proceedings. Stephen graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first class honours degree and a PhD, both in Electronic Engineering. Prior to entering the patent profession, Stephen spent six years in the Royal Air Force as an Avionics Engineer.

In 2014, Stephen featured in Managing Intellectual Property as co-author of an article on the Patent Prosecution Highway. In addition to this, and following the recent Banking on IP report from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), Stephen has been invited to join their working group to help develop a framework of tools to aid businesses wishing to value their intellectual property. In March 2015, Stephen was appointed as an Associate Member of the European Patent Institute's Professional Education Committee. More recently,  Stephen has been elected to the Council of the European Patent Institute, the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office. 

Stephen Blake works in the following sectors

Mechanical Engineering
Oil and Gas
Optical Technologies

New proposals from the EPO on Deferral of Examination

POSTED 24 November 2017

A European approach to software patents in the USA?

Does the now settled approach to software patents at the EPO provide lessons for US applicants?

POSTED 21 August 2015

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