Ed became a partner at Marks & Clerk in 2004. He advises clients operating in a variety of business sectors, with a focus on advanced electronic and data technologies. He has extensive experience of the complex legal issues surrounding patent protection of computer implemented inventions. The primary focus of his work is on obtaining patent protection for clients, allied with advising on other aspects of IP management such as infringement risk, patent validity, and the impact of standards essential patents.
He uses his background in Communications Engineering to advise businesses on the impact of IP to digital data and mobility technologies. He has substantial experience of preparing and prosecuting patent applications directed to signal processing, channel detection and physical layer protocols, through to data level technologies such as video coding and compression, and data security, including cryptography. Ed has also advised at all stages on working with technical standards, specifically IEEE and MPEG standards.
He is currently focused on helping businesses meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the industrial application of digitalisation, notably technologies relating to the Internet of Things, 5G, Blockchain and AI.
Ed has been listed as an expert by Who’s Who Legal on numerous occasions, most recently in 2019.