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Richard Ellis

Director of Patents | Birmingham

About Richard

Richard is an experienced Chartered UK Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney who advises clients in a broad range of intellectual property matters, with particular emphasis on patents including drafting and prosecution, portfolio management, and supporting litigation matters.

Richard was previously an engineer and inventor in the field of instrumentation design and manufacture, before joining the patent profession in 2008. Richard therefore has experience of intellectual property from the point of view of both a client and an adviser, giving him a wealth of knowledge and the ability to relate to real world research and development. Richard is therefore ideally suited to advise on client's intellectual property matters.

Richard works with a diverse range of clients, providing valued input as a trusted advisor. Richard’s practice covers a wide range of fields including, amongst others, consumer goods, construction, medical devices, energy, automotive, aerospace and telecommunications.

Richard has previously been seconded to an in-house legal team to assist in the operation of the in-house legal function.

Richard worked in-house at Jaguar Land Rover for 5 years, covering a variety of vehicular technologies, including the management of the portfolio for vehicle electrification, and has worked for other multinational clients in the fields of telecommunications, aerospace, and semiconductor device application.

Richard also supports SMEs, start-ups and individuals, to protect their intellectual property, each of which requires tailored advice and a different approach to portfolio management. Richard prides himself on his ability to provide the right level of support for each client depending on their needs.

Richard also has experience of advising clients on transactions involving patent rights and other intellectual property rights, including sales and assignments, licences and securities.

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