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Gwilym Roberts

  • Partner
  • Patents | Designs & Copyright | Patent Oppositions & Appeals | Consultancy
  • Automotive | Financial Services | FMCG | IT & Software | Medical Devices | Microfluidics | Optics | Physics | Telecommunications
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Practice and professional experience

Arguably the highest profile patent attorney in the UK, Gwilym is recognised by The Legal 500 as 'very good on patent strategy, portfolio management and lateral thinking' whilst IAM Patent 1000 highly recommends that he 'does some great stuff' and is 'extremely personable and easy to deal with'. Gwilym advises clients on all aspects of the patent process including IP audit and capture, IP filing strategies and patent portfolio management techniques.  He acts for a range of clients including individuals, SMEs, Universities, and spin outs through to multi-nationals and handles a broad and diverse range of cases before the UK Patent Office, EPO and WIPO.


European Patent Attorney
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
UK Patent Attorney Litigator
Physics degree - University of Oxford 1990


CIPA - Council Member, CIPA Patents Committee Member, CIPA European Patent Office Liaison Committee Chairman, CIPA Patent Practice Working Group (UK Patent Office) Liaison
UNION - President of the British Group of the Union of European Patent Practitioners
American Bar Association – Co-chair International Action Group
Honorary Research Fellow - Bournemouth University
Honorary Visiting Professor - Queen Mary University of London

Selected Publications

A Practical Guide to Drafting Patents (Sweet & Maxwell)
CIPA Patent Training Manual (Editor and contributor)
Publications in the European Intellectual Property Review, Managing Intellectual Property, Landside (Journal of the ABA), CIPA Journal, IPKat blog, Patently-O blog