Robert Coates

Associate

Rob handles patent work principally in Electronics and IT. He is particularly experienced in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of telecommunications, digital signal processing and digital image processing. He also has a keen interest in the clean tech sector, having worked with clients in both solar and wind technologies.
 

Rob is a gifted linguist, and besides his native English, speaks native level French, fluent Spanish and conversational German and Italian. In addition to representing his clients before the EPO and UKIPO, Rob has developed significant experience in prosecuting patent applications in many other parts of the world, particularly in the US, Japan and Korea.
 

Rob is commercially minded and enjoys learning about his clients businesses in order to provide strategically focused advice. He has advised various companies in acquisition and other transactional matters, preparing patentability and clearance opinions with a commercial edge.


Qualifications

European Patent Attorney
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
IP Litigator - Patent
MSci Physics with European Language (French), University of Nottingham / École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


Memberships

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)

  • Electronics
  • Optics
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Patents

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