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Dr Nick Widdowson

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Cambridge

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  • CIPA
  • EPI
  • IET
Qualifications
  • Registered UPC Representative
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary College, the University of London
  • PhD Molecular Electronics, Durham University
  • MEng (Hons) Engineering, Durham University

I represent clients from start-ups to household name multinationals in sectors that range from consumer electronics to heavy machinery, from Medtech to Greentech.

I love variety, so it suits me well to be working with clients large and small on a wide range of technologies. In recent years, I have supported various start-up Greentech and Medtech clients that are relatively small, dynamic and rapidly growing. Securing strong patent protection is vital to demonstrating value. It is a key milestone in the journey to investment that is so often vital to enable a successful technology launch. I find it rewarding to play a key role in making that possible.

Developing deep and lasting relationships with my clients is key to my approach. This makes me better able to anticipate a client’s needs and to provide broad strategic advice, in addition to working on specific patents applications and projects.

I take a pragmatic and commercially-focused approach to advising on intellectual property matters. IP is a vital cog in the machine of any business and understanding how it interacts with the other components in a client’s business means there is always scope to add value through our work. I regularly assist both technology clients and investor clients to assess risks as part of the broader commercial picture.

I enjoy advocacy in oral proceedings, and have represented some of the world’s most well-known enterprises, defending their patents and opposing their competitors’.

Recent experience

Expanding the portfolio of a start-up company in the sustainable transport sector from one to ten families within 12 months.

Using patents and designs to stop multiple infringers of a client’s IP in multiple European jurisdictions, all without the cost and uncertainty of litigation.

Providing due diligence advice to a venture capital firm in relation to patent risks and strengths on a sizeable investment in the MedTech sector.

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“I love having a variety of clients, technologies and legal problems… and developing deep and lasting relationships with them.”
Sector Experience
Aerospace
  • Commercial aviation
  • Space and satellites
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
Automotive
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Electric vehicles
  • Engines
Communications and networks 
  • Internet of things (IOT)
  • Oceanography, marine
  • Wired and wireless networks
Computing and software 
  • Data management and storage, databases and data compression
  • Signal processing
  • Software applications and systems, mobile applications, user interfaces
Consumer goods and retail
Electronics and electrical devices
  • Medical devices
  • Optics
  • Robotics
  • Scientific instruments
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Travel and leisure
Energy and green technologies
  • Clean air
  • Fuel cells and battery technology
  • Renewables and recycling
Industrial manufacturing and processing
  • Packaging
  • Construction
Materials
  • Composite materials
  • Nanotechnology
Medical devices and diagnostics 
  • Devices
  • Diagnostic instruments
  • Digital health
  • Medtech

I represent clients from start-ups to household name multinationals in sectors that range from consumer electronics to heavy machinery, from Medtech to Greentech.

I love variety, so it suits me well to be working with clients large and small on a wide range of technologies. In recent years, I have supported various start-up Greentech and Medtech clients that are relatively small, dynamic and rapidly growing. Securing strong patent protection is vital to demonstrating value. It is a key milestone in the journey to investment that is so often vital to enable a successful technology launch. I find it rewarding to play a key role in making that possible.

Developing deep and lasting relationships with my clients is key to my approach. This makes me better able to anticipate a client’s needs and to provide broad strategic advice, in addition to working on specific patents applications and projects.

I take a pragmatic and commercially-focused approach to advising on intellectual property matters. IP is a vital cog in the machine of any business and understanding how it interacts with the other components in a client’s business means there is always scope to add value through our work. I regularly assist both technology clients and investor clients to assess risks as part of the broader commercial picture.

I enjoy advocacy in oral proceedings, and have represented some of the world’s most well-known enterprises, defending their patents and opposing their competitors’.

Recent experience

Expanding the portfolio of a start-up company in the sustainable transport sector from one to ten families within 12 months.

Using patents and designs to stop multiple infringers of a client’s IP in multiple European jurisdictions, all without the cost and uncertainty of litigation.

Providing due diligence advice to a venture capital firm in relation to patent risks and strengths on a sizeable investment in the MedTech sector.

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Relevant Search Terms
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