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Dr Simon Kahn

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London

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Memberships
  • CIPA Patents Committee
  • EPI
Qualifications
  • Registered UPC Representative
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London
  • MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London

I hold a PhD in Mobile Telecommunications, which is where my specialty lies, though I now work across a wide variety of different technical industries including electronics, computer and networking technology, physics and optics.

Many of my clients, for instance a significant client in scientific instruments, develop a wide variety of different technologies: the subjects are incredibly challenging technically and at the absolute forefront of science, which is exciting. I love learning about new technologies and feel my clients see this passion as one of the reasons why they enjoy working with me. My telecoms clients, especially their inventors, get excited that I share a vocabulary with them, which is great.

I love that my practice is so varied. The majority of my work focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications; understanding what clients are doing and being able to put that clearly into words. I also have significant expertise in managing worldwide filing and prosecution strategies, contentious European proceedings and due diligence.

Tailoring my practice to my clients is also important. There’s a certain satisfaction in assisting a large corporation on a wide range of different tasks. Equally, I thoroughly enjoy working with an SME that relies on my insight exclusively to know if they’re doing the right thing for the stage they’re at, and who can benefit from my breadth of knowledge.

I’m active on the CIPA Patents Committee, helping to try to influence government and non-governmental organisations in setting the rules that will work well for our clients. I was heavily involved in organising conferences when on CIPA’s Congress Steering Committee and am proactive in running webinars to update clients on patent law changes and help them tailor what they’re doing to be more streamlined and efficient.

I’m very much motivated by understanding technology and helping it to develop. It’s rewarding to help technology be commercialised and get out into the wider world, rather than something which sits only within papers and in academic institutions.

Recent experience

Assisting a fast-growing SME in the datacentre industry on a considerable development of its patent portfolio and IP strategy, during which time it secured significant investment.

Successfully representing Glass Investments Projects, Inc. in patent opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office in relation to its industrial greenhouse air conditioning technology.

Acting for a multinational telecommunications company in the preparation and prosecution of Standards Essential Patents (SEPs).

Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000, 2023
  • Listed as a World Leading Patent Professional, IAM Patent 1000, 2022
  • Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000, 2021
  • Named as a key attorney, Legal 500, 2021
Publications
Relevant Search Terms
Recommended Sites
Suggested Media
Recognitions
  • IAM Patent 1000 2021 and 2022, recommended individual
  • Legal 500, Key lawyer
Additional Info
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“I’m very much motivated by understanding technology and helping it to develop and get out into the wider world.”
Aerospace     
  • Commercial aviation
  • Defence and security
  • Space and satellites
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Automotive   
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Electric vehicles
Communications and networks       
  • Cloud computing
  • Communications and networks
  • Internet of things (IOT)
  • Oceanography, marine
  • Wired and wireless networks
Computing and software      
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Bioinformatics
  • Blockchain and distributed ledgers
  • Computer games
  • Data and software security, cryptography and digital rights management (DRM)
  • Data management and storage, databases and data compression
  • Digital assistants, virtual assistants and software agents
  • FinTech and AdTech
  • Machine vision
  • Metaverse, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)
  • Motor capture
  • Multimedia, audio/video processing and animation
  • Natural language processing
  • Robotic process automation
  • Search engines
  • Signal processing
  • Software applications and systems, mobile applications, user interfaces
Electronics and electrical devices    
  • Computer and IT architecture and system design
  • Medical devices
  • Optics
  • Robotics
  • Scientific instruments
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Testing systems, control systems, signal processing
  • Wearable tech and human interfaces
Industrial manufacturing and processing      
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Printing tech

I hold a PhD in Mobile Telecommunications, which is where my specialty lies, though I now work across a wide variety of different technical industries including electronics, computer and networking technology, physics and optics.

Many of my clients, for instance a significant client in scientific instruments, develop a wide variety of different technologies: the subjects are incredibly challenging technically and at the absolute forefront of science, which is exciting. I love learning about new technologies and feel my clients see this passion as one of the reasons why they enjoy working with me. My telecoms clients, especially their inventors, get excited that I share a vocabulary with them, which is great.

I love that my practice is so varied. The majority of my work focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications; understanding what clients are doing and being able to put that clearly into words. I also have significant expertise in managing worldwide filing and prosecution strategies, contentious European proceedings and due diligence.

Tailoring my practice to my clients is also important. There’s a certain satisfaction in assisting a large corporation on a wide range of different tasks. Equally, I thoroughly enjoy working with an SME that relies on my insight exclusively to know if they’re doing the right thing for the stage they’re at, and who can benefit from my breadth of knowledge.

I’m active on the CIPA Patents Committee, helping to try to influence government and non-governmental organisations in setting the rules that will work well for our clients. I was heavily involved in organising conferences when on CIPA’s Congress Steering Committee and am proactive in running webinars to update clients on patent law changes and help them tailor what they’re doing to be more streamlined and efficient.

I’m very much motivated by understanding technology and helping it to develop. It’s rewarding to help technology be commercialised and get out into the wider world, rather than something which sits only within papers and in academic institutions.

Recent experience

Assisting a fast-growing SME in the datacentre industry on a considerable development of its patent portfolio and IP strategy, during which time it secured significant investment.

Successfully representing Glass Investments Projects, Inc. in patent opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office in relation to its industrial greenhouse air conditioning technology.

Acting for a multinational telecommunications company in the preparation and prosecution of Standards Essential Patents (SEPs).

Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000, 2023
  • Listed as a World Leading Patent Professional, IAM Patent 1000, 2022
  • Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000, 2021
  • Named as a key attorney, Legal 500, 2021
Publications
Relevant Search Terms
Recommended Sites
Suggested Media
Recognitions
  • IAM Patent 1000 2021 and 2022, recommended individual
  • Legal 500, Key lawyer
Additional Info

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