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 Marks & Clerk in London and Paris.
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.