Harry heads our San Francisco liaison office and focusses on the European needs of our clients in the Silicon Valley. With a background in physics, he primarily works on software, automotive and autonomous driving technologies. His practice involves advising on filing strategies across the globe, particularly for Silicon Valley companies, with a focus on balancing efficiency with strength of IP protection. While Harry’s expertise relates primarily to software and borderline eligibility technologies, a core part of his practice is working closely with companies on European strategy, management/processes and urgent advice relating to European or UK patent protection. Harry has particular expertise in risk assessment (freedom to operate) and patent portfolio strength analysis as companies approach IPO.
Harry also advises on a variety of technologies, such as healthcare, as they move over into the software and AI sectors. Recent work has involved drafting an application for the use of AI in predicting patient responses to DMARDs, and providing patentability opinions for machine learning technologies applied to a variety of life sciences technologies.
Due to his Pacific time zone, Harry serves as a first port-of-call for any quick advice or matters that require urgent attention on Pacific time.