Boult Wade Tennant
People » Daniel Weston

Daniel Weston

Partner

London

Contact
Download V-card
Address
Memberships
  • CIPA
  • EPI
Qualifications
  • Registered UPC Representative
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • MChem, University of Oxford

I work across many different sectors as a Partner, but I have an in-depth knowledge of the food and beverage industry due to working closely with several international companies in this sector for many years.

I’m proud of the longevity of these relationships since they demonstrate my clients’ trust in me and in my expertise. I have worked with them on numerous cross-border IP strategies, IP arbitrations and patent applications, and have welcomed the opportunity to understand their commercial concerns and challenges deeply as well as find them an IP-related solution on numerous occasions.

Over the years, I’ve developed expertise in complex IP disputes and regularly represent my clients at the European Patent Office. I have been lucky enough to lead several high-profile proceedings for huge international companies where the results of a hearing really do matter to the business. This type of pressure is incredibly motivating.

I also have in-depth experience of freedom to operate (FTO) and have lectured on the topic all over the world. Conducting and analysing the results of an FTO search can be highly complex: commercialising a product or process is critical for a client and finding a way to do so without infringing on others’ IP rights can be a challenge. I always focus on getting the very best for my clients which, I feel, reflects the culture here at Boult.

My technical background is chemistry, particularly inorganic and materials chemistry. However, I often find myself working at the interface between chemistry and engineering, particularly for industrial processes and commercial products. In recent years I have been working with clients that require patents for food and beverages, exhaust systems, catalysts and graphene electronic devices.

Being a Partner here is rather like the role of a custodian, working to preserve Boult for the next generation of fee earners. Finding and retaining new talent is an important element of this and take great satisfaction in managing a vacation scheme for potential candidates. Introducing a career as a patent attorney to scientists, as well as opening the profession to some who might otherwise never have thought of it, is a real joy.

Recent experience

Drafting and filing nearly 30 new patent applications for start-up Paragraf Limited.

Successfully overturning the Decision of the Opposition Division on Appeal for Societe des Produits Nestle S.A. on EP2846645, leading to the complete revocation of the patent.

Successfully overturning the Decision of the Opposition Division on Appeal for Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V. on EP2651237, leading to the maintenance of the patent as granted.

Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000 2023
  • Recognised as a key attorney by Legal 500, 2023
  • Listed as a World Leading Patent Professional, IAM Patent 1000, 2022
  • “Daniel Weston has outstanding knowledge and gives clear and pragmatic advice. He can be relied upon to give well-thought out advice and is very responsive when we need to act quickly.” Client quote, Legal 500, 2022
  • CIPA prize for drafting in the 2009 UK patent exams
Publications
  • N/a
Relevant Search Terms
Recommended Sites
Suggested Media
Recognitions
Additional Info
Languages
  • German
“I always focus on getting the very best for my clients which, I feel, reflects the culture here at Boult.”
Sector Experience
Chemicals
  • Catalysts
  • Polymers and plastics
Consumer goods and retail
Electronics and electrical devices
  • Semiconductor devices
Energy and green technologies
  • Biofuels
  • Clean air
  • Fuel cells and battery technology
  • Renewables and recycling
  • Water, oil and gas, nuclear, fusion, fission
Food and beverage
Industrial manufacturing and processing
  • Printing tech
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Coatings
  • Construction
Materials
  • Advanced materials
  • Composite materials
  • Metallurgy and alloys

I work across many different sectors as a Partner, but I have an in-depth knowledge of the food and beverage industry due to working closely with several international companies in this sector for many years.

I’m proud of the longevity of these relationships since they demonstrate my clients’ trust in me and in my expertise. I have worked with them on numerous cross-border IP strategies, IP arbitrations and patent applications, and have welcomed the opportunity to understand their commercial concerns and challenges deeply as well as find them an IP-related solution on numerous occasions.

Over the years, I’ve developed expertise in complex IP disputes and regularly represent my clients at the European Patent Office. I have been lucky enough to lead several high-profile proceedings for huge international companies where the results of a hearing really do matter to the business. This type of pressure is incredibly motivating.

I also have in-depth experience of freedom to operate (FTO) and have lectured on the topic all over the world. Conducting and analysing the results of an FTO search can be highly complex: commercialising a product or process is critical for a client and finding a way to do so without infringing on others’ IP rights can be a challenge. I always focus on getting the very best for my clients which, I feel, reflects the culture here at Boult.

My technical background is chemistry, particularly inorganic and materials chemistry. However, I often find myself working at the interface between chemistry and engineering, particularly for industrial processes and commercial products. In recent years I have been working with clients that require patents for food and beverages, exhaust systems, catalysts and graphene electronic devices.

Being a Partner here is rather like the role of a custodian, working to preserve Boult for the next generation of fee earners. Finding and retaining new talent is an important element of this and take great satisfaction in managing a vacation scheme for potential candidates. Introducing a career as a patent attorney to scientists, as well as opening the profession to some who might otherwise never have thought of it, is a real joy.

Recent experience

Drafting and filing nearly 30 new patent applications for start-up Paragraf Limited.

Successfully overturning the Decision of the Opposition Division on Appeal for Societe des Produits Nestle S.A. on EP2846645, leading to the complete revocation of the patent.

Successfully overturning the Decision of the Opposition Division on Appeal for Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V. on EP2651237, leading to the maintenance of the patent as granted.

Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000 2023
  • Recognised as a key attorney by Legal 500, 2023
  • Listed as a World Leading Patent Professional, IAM Patent 1000, 2022
  • “Daniel Weston has outstanding knowledge and gives clear and pragmatic advice. He can be relied upon to give well-thought out advice and is very responsive when we need to act quickly.” Client quote, Legal 500, 2022
  • CIPA prize for drafting in the 2009 UK patent exams
Publications
  • N/a
Relevant Search Terms
Recommended Sites
Suggested Media
Recognitions
Additional Info

Insights

image
Bulletin

Change to compliance period of UK divisional applications.

Mehr
image
Bulletin

Montenegro to Become the Thirty-ninth EPC Contracting State.

Mehr
INSIGHTS