Tim is a Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney and works in the fields of electronics, physics, engineering and computer-related inventions.
He has worked with many different clients ranging from large multinationals to SMEs, Universities and start-ups. Tim has experience of many areas of patent practice, including large scale, cross-border due diligence and product clearance projects, and he has represented clients in both examination and opposition hearings before the European Patent Office.
Tim has worked on a wide range of technologies, with particular experience in computer-related inventions, medical devices, medical imaging, signal processing, photonics, solid state physics, semiconductors, networking and communication technologies, aircraft systems, oil and gas-related technologies, and financial systems including ATMs and payment card systems.
Tim is Managing Partner of the firm's Edinburgh office and has previously worked in both the London and Paris offices of Marks & Clerk.
Tim is referred to in IAM Patent 1000 as a “physicist and electronics ace” and as a person to call when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and computer-implemented technologies.
Tim graduated from Nottingham University with a first class honours degree in physics before obtaining a doctorate from Sussex University for research in low temperature physics. He then undertook post-doctoral research at the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique in Grenoble, France studying strongly correlated electronic systems, including heavy fermions and high temperature superconductors.