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Ian Bishop

ip21 Ltd

About Ian

Ian Bishop CPA, EPA, MEng, MSc (IP), Director and Patent Attorney

Ian is a graduate engineer from Sheffield University and Ruhr Universität Germany. He possesses a Masters of Engineering and a Masters in Science. He worked at Ford in Germany and a leading French patent practice before joining ip21 in 2001. He is fluent in French having a French Scientific Baccalaureate in Natural Sciences. He is also fluent in German, Portuguese and Spanish and has extensive experience working in the materials science and structural engineering groups of the automotive, aeronautical and oil/gas industries. He has been entrusted to handle some of the world’s most valuable trademarks in particular whilst working for one of the world’s largest consortium of luxury brands.

In his current practice, he advises both UK based and multi-national clients in high tech electronics and optics in particular in the field of medical devices, telecommunication, touch sensors and green energies. His high profile clients have included Volvo, Van Cleef & Arpels, Alfred Dunhill, Bobst, Fujitsu Siemens, Laird Technologies, EADS, The Wellcome Trust and UKAEA. He has an outstanding track record in arguing for the grant of borderline cases in both written and oral proceedings in front of the European Patent Office. He successfully handles a wide range of Opposition and Technical Board of Appeal cases for UK based and multi-national patent holders.

He assists Counsel in cases in front of the UK Patents County Court and the High Court.

In addition to conventional IP prosecution and enforcement matters, he advises on IP valuation, licensing and general trademark issues.

About their firm

A Specialist Intellectual Property (IP) Company that Moves with the Times.

At ip21 we aim to produce first class intellectual property work using a pragmatic, business-orientated approach that is uncharacteristic of the industry.

We understand that to get the best for our clients in a tough commercial world we must be proactive and responsive. We add value to our IP service based on our personal experience in fields such as bio-technology, electronics, chemical engineering and computer science. We also have a dedicated team of trademark attorneys and design right specialists and employ commercially trained, professional account managers and business advisers. They work in conjunction with our IP professionals to offer an all-round approach to our client relationships. Our roots are firmly in the traditional IP environment.

Consequently, we endeavour to build a strong and lasting working relationship with as much personal contact as is necessary – wherever in the world our clients are located.

With our wide-breadth knowledge, experience and reputation ip21 is the firm that can help you utilize your intellectual property.

Recent industry awards received by ip21 include;
'Most Innovative IP Firm' – UK Legal Awards Winner - AI Legal Awards 2015/16
'Excellence in Commercial IP Strategy' - UK Corporate Excellence Awards - Winner 2015/16

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