I am an intellectual property and commercial lawyer. I advise clients in relation to the effective protection, management and deployment of their key intellectual property rights.
I work with clients of varying sizes to help with their IP strategy in the context of their wider business plan to help secure and commercialise their IP portfolio and I advise particularly in relation to the licensing of IP, as well as joint venture, R&D and wider collaboration arrangements. I work with clients in a wide range of industry sectors including technology, retail, franchising, manufacturing, medical, entertainment and fashion.
As well as drafting and negotiating commercial contracts with an IP focus, I conduct intellectual asset management projects for clients, including carrying out intellectual property audits/due diligence and developing IP strategies to complement and enhance my clients’ business plans and management of their IP generally. I also advise my clients on the exploitation of their IP rights worldwide, in particular on tech transfer and collaboration projects.
I started my career in intellectual property 30 years ago in a major City firm before moving to Oxford in the mid-1990s. I have since spent many years with niche international intellectual property practice before co-founding a niche IP practice. It was a logical move to join Taylor Vinters when it opened in Oxford.
In particular, I have expertise in:
- the protection, management and commercialisation of critical intellectual property rights
- conducting intellectual asset management projects, including audits
- commercial agreements with an IP focus
- development of IP strategies to complement / enhance client business plans
- commercialisation of IP rights worldwide; especially for tech transfer and collaboration projects
I would love to work with you to help you understand what key valuable intellectual property you hold with your business and how best to organise it and deploy it effectively. My advice to you will be practical and commercial, and I tend to form long-lasting working relationships with my clients.
I spend most of my spare time getting far too involved in supporting various teams in cricket and rugby, and am seriously considering reviving my playing career. I love chasing the sun and have a love of a wide range of music, film and comedy. I am also a proud Dad of four amazing children.
I would welcome the opportunity to start a conversation with you, so please do get in touch. You can contact me on +44 (0)1869 225731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.