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Dr Robert Waddingham

Senior Associate

Cambridge

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  • CIPA
Qualifications
  • Registered UPC Representative
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • PhD Thin Film Metal Oxide Electronics, University of Cambridge
  • MRes Photonic Systems Development, University of Cambridge
  • MEng Electrical and Information Sciences, University of Cambridge

I’m a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney and I advise clients across a wide range of multidisciplinary technical fields from semiconductor devices through to automotive applications.

Coming from a general engineering background, I work across a variety of technical fields including mechanical engineering, control engineering and electrical/electronic engineering. Many technologies such as medical devices, scientific equipment, communications and construction machinery draw on a range of disciplines. In particular, my multidisciplinary background is well suited to advising the client where the invention sits at the interface between a computer, electronics, machine learning and hardware.

Before I became a Patent Attorney, my doctoral research at Cambridge University involved developing thin film metal oxides for applications including transistors and solar cells. A theme throughout my PhD was identifying commercial applications for the semiconductor materials developed. Therefore, taking time to understand the commercial objectives behind each patent filing is important to me.

I work with a range of different clients from small start-ups to large multinational companies. I particularly enjoy being involved with clients seeking to grow their patent portfolio. It’s exciting to work with a client to understand their objectives and help them develop a patent filing strategy. As a patent portfolio grows and becomes more diverse, the breadth of knowledge across our firm allows us to ensure we always have the technical expertise on hand to meet our client’s needs.

Recent experience

Assisting a client with managing its patent portfolio including providing strategic advice and prosecuting applications in multiple jurisdictions.

Acting for a client in Opposition and Appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office in order to successfully revoke a suite of European patents.

Acting for a client to draft a range of a UK and European patent applications covering new developments in its technology.

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“I particularly enjoy being involved with clients seeking to grow their patent portfolio. It’s exciting to work with a client to understand their objectives and help them develop a patent filing strategy.”
Sector experience
Artificial intelligence and machine learning          
Automotive
  • Electric vehicles
  • Engines
  • Autonomous vehicles
Communications and networks      
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Internet of things (IOT)
Computing and software     
Electronics and electrical devices   
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Scientific instruments
  • Optics
  • Computer and IT architecture and system design
  • Testing systems, control systems, signal processing
  • Robotics
  • Wearable tech and human interfaces
  • Medical devices
Energy and green technologies      
  • Renewables and recycling
  • Fuel cells and battery technology
Industrial manufacturing and processing     
  • Construction
  • Coatings
Materials       
  • Advanced materials
  • Composite materials
  • Nanotechnology
Medical devices and diagnostics     
  • MedTech
  • Devices

I’m a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney and I advise clients across a wide range of multidisciplinary technical fields from semiconductor devices through to automotive applications.

Coming from a general engineering background, I work across a variety of technical fields including mechanical engineering, control engineering and electrical/electronic engineering. Many technologies such as medical devices, scientific equipment, communications and construction machinery draw on a range of disciplines. In particular, my multidisciplinary background is well suited to advising the client where the invention sits at the interface between a computer, electronics, machine learning and hardware.

Before I became a Patent Attorney, my doctoral research at Cambridge University involved developing thin film metal oxides for applications including transistors and solar cells. A theme throughout my PhD was identifying commercial applications for the semiconductor materials developed. Therefore, taking time to understand the commercial objectives behind each patent filing is important to me.

I work with a range of different clients from small start-ups to large multinational companies. I particularly enjoy being involved with clients seeking to grow their patent portfolio. It’s exciting to work with a client to understand their objectives and help them develop a patent filing strategy. As a patent portfolio grows and becomes more diverse, the breadth of knowledge across our firm allows us to ensure we always have the technical expertise on hand to meet our client’s needs.

Recent experience

Assisting a client with managing its patent portfolio including providing strategic advice and prosecuting applications in multiple jurisdictions.

Acting for a client in Opposition and Appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office in order to successfully revoke a suite of European patents.

Acting for a client to draft a range of a UK and European patent applications covering new developments in its technology.

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