After graduating with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford in 2001, Tim spent five years working for Sharp Corporation, developing new technologies for the consumer-electronics market, before joining Dehns in 2006. He is a European and UK Chartered Patent Attorney and primarily works in the fields of computer systems, electronics and signal processing. Tim was made Partner in 2018.
Type of clients and client work
Tim acts for clients of all sizes, ranging from individual inventors to multinationals, but has a particular interest in helping small and medium-sized technology companies. He works closely with several UK and Scandinavian start-up companies, not only drafting new patent applications but also providing strategic advice on building and exploiting an effective patent portfolio. He is sensitive to the cost constraints faced by early-stage businesses.
He works in the fields of computer systems, software, electronics, signal processing medical technology and mechanical engineering. With a strong background in mathematics, he is especially well equipped to handle highly-mathematical inventions in areas such as cryptography, statistics, artificial intelligence and signal processing. In addition to drafting new patent applications, he has considerable experience in seeing patent applications through to grant before patent offices around the world, as well as advising on questions of infringement and validity. He also handles patent oppositions at the European Patent Office, and has been involved in patent litigation in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
Qualifications and Memberships
- UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2010
- European Patent Attorney, 2010
- Intellectual Property Law Post-Graduate Certificate, Brunel University, 2007
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- Member of the European Patent Institute
- Basic Litigation Skills Course, 2017
MMath (Hons), Master of Mathematics, University of Oxford, 2001
Tim was mentioned in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 as a "key lawyer" of the firm.
"Fitting yield curves with long term constraints", Smith, A. & Wilson, T., Research Notes, Bacon and Woodrow, 2001.
"Specifications for Electronically Enabled Passports with Biometric Identification Capability", International Civil Aviation Authority Document 9303, Part 1, Volume 2.
"The European Application Home Alliance (TEAHA) Architecture", EC Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS), June 2006.