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Dr Adam Capewell

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  • CPhys
  • MInstP
  • EPI
Qualifications
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property from Queen Mary College, the University of London
  • PhD Physics, Warwick University
  • MPhys Physics, Oxford University
  • MSc in Mathematics, Open University

I have first-hand knowledge of patents and IP from the inventor-side, having patented my work during my PhD, and spun-out a company based on the IP. As Chief Scientist, one of my roles was to manage our IP, including the patent portfolio. This really caught my interest, and I chose to change career to practice patent law.

I advise a wide range of clients from start-ups to multinational aeronautical organisations in all areas of patent-related IP, from drafting and prosecuting patents to strategic portfolio management. I have a first-hand understanding of the critical importance of IP, especially to smaller companies, from my previous experience. Taking a central role in securing the best protection for our clients’ innovations is something I find highly rewarding.

My scientific and research background lies in the fabrication and characterisation of semiconducting materials and devices, with specific emphasis on high-speed electronics, optoelectronics and photovoltaics, as well as characterisation techniques. I love learning about the huge variety of exciting new technologies our clients are working on, both those in my background and beyond.

Recent experience

Successfully defending several applications at oral proceedings for a financial stock market, each leading to the grant of a patent in the financial sector.

Drafting a new application for a small spin-out company for a specialised pump capable of pumping hyperpolarised gases.

Successful in a hearing at the EPO which led to the grant of a patent for a very high-efficiency photovoltaic cell.

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“Taking a central role in securing the best protection for our clients’ innovations is something I find highly rewarding.”
Sector experience
Aerospace
  • Commercial aviation
  • Defence and security
  • Space and satellites
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Automotive   
  • Electric vehicles
  • Engines
Communication and networks
  • Internet of things (IOT)
  • Wired and wireless networks
Computing and software

Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Blockchain and distributed ledgers
Communications and networks
Data and software security, cryptography and digital rights management (DRM)
Data management and storage, databases and data compression
FinTech and AdTech
Machine vision
Software applications and systems, mobile applications, user interfaces

Electronics and electrical devices
  • Optics
  • Scientific instruments
  • Semiconductor devices
Energy and green technologies
  • Fuel cells and battery technology
  • Renewables and recycling
Industrial manufacturing and processing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Coatings
  • Packaging
Materials
  • Advanced materials
  • Composite materials
  • Nanotechnology

I have first-hand knowledge of patents and IP from the inventor-side, having patented my work during my PhD, and spun-out a company based on the IP. As Chief Scientist, one of my roles was to manage our IP, including the patent portfolio. This really caught my interest, and I chose to change career to practice patent law.

I advise a wide range of clients from start-ups to multinational aeronautical organisations in all areas of patent-related IP, from drafting and prosecuting patents to strategic portfolio management. I have a first-hand understanding of the critical importance of IP, especially to smaller companies, from my previous experience. Taking a central role in securing the best protection for our clients’ innovations is something I find highly rewarding.

My scientific and research background lies in the fabrication and characterisation of semiconducting materials and devices, with specific emphasis on high-speed electronics, optoelectronics and photovoltaics, as well as characterisation techniques. I love learning about the huge variety of exciting new technologies our clients are working on, both those in my background and beyond.

Recent experience

Successfully defending several applications at oral proceedings for a financial stock market, each leading to the grant of a patent in the financial sector.

Drafting a new application for a small spin-out company for a specialised pump capable of pumping hyperpolarised gases.

Successful in a hearing at the EPO which led to the grant of a patent for a very high-efficiency photovoltaic cell.

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Relevant Search Terms
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