Nick McLeish

Partner

Nick is a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney and Head of the firm’s High Tech and Electrical Group. He has been a Partner since 1995 and served as Managing Partner from 2011 to 2014.

Nick has special expertise of patent applications in the fields of medical devices and instrumentation, aeronautical systems, nuclear physics, laser technology, material science and film technology, automotive systems, packaging technology, microwave technology, navigational systems and software and semiconductor fabrication.

Nick is frequently involved in advising and representing clients during opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office. He is also experienced in litigating Patents in the High Court as a part of a legal team and advising clients on contentious matters in general.

Nick has a BSc Physics from Manchester University and a postgraduate certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London. He is also a chartered physicist.

Recent work

  • Oversaw a complex and sizeable patent filing programme for a multinational client filling huge numbers of applications in a short period of time.
  • Assisting a multinational corporation with the management of its large global patent portfolio, offering commercial and strategic advice to maximize protection.
  • Managed a patent transfer project for a global company, including transfer recordals for hundreds patents across multiple jurisdictions worldwide.

High Tech and Electrical

High Tech and Electrical

Nick McLeish

Partner
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Victoria Russell

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Rhodri Kendrick

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Simon Binnie

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Phil Merchant

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Nicholas Widdowson

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Ross Chapman

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Jason Pelly

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Simon Kahn

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Susi Fish

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Adam Capewell

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Jo Pelly

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Robert Waddingham

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Romi Korotana

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Joshua McFarlane

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Sarah Gibson

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Alex Frost

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Jan Harwood

Patent Assistant
 

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Laura Garlick

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Jonathan Palmer

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Katherine Brown

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Daryl Penny

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Howard Sands

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Nigel Tucker

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Malcolm Elkin

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Nick McLeish

Contact me

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Phone this number +44 (0)20 7430 7500

Email this address nmcleish@boult.com

My location

My location

Verulam Gardens
70 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8BT

Sectors and practice areas

Sectors

  • Aeronautical systems
  • Film technology
  • Laser Technology
  • Material science
  • Medical devices
  • Nuclear physics

Practice areas

  • General advice for contentious matters
  • Patent litigation

Memberships

  • CIPA
  • EPI

Qualifications

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • BSc Physics from Manchester University
  • Postgraduate certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London
Testimonials
'Star performer Nick McLeish is “known for his excellent skills in oppositions. One of the best things about him is that he stops and listens; he never just jumps in. He understands the law, the facts and the situation at hand, and consistently comes up with smart approaches”.' IAM Patent 1000, 2016
'Nick McLeish “is superlatively skilled when it comes to oppositions”; he and many of his colleagues take hands-on roles in litigation occurring in parallel to their European Patent Office (EPO) assignments.' IAM Patent 1000, 2015
500 Leading Lawyers, Intercontinental Finance Magazine 2015
'Nick McLeish is “top of the bill for European prosecution”. His excellence in oppositions is singled out for particular praise.' IAM Patent 1000, 2014

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