Adam Capewell

Patent Attorney

Adam is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in the High Tech and Electrical Group.

Adam advises a wide range of clients from start-ups to multinational pharmaceutical organisations in all areas of patent-related IP including: drafting and prosecuting patent applications; offering strategic portfolio management advice as well as commercial advice relevant to prior art and freedom-to-operate searches.

He has extensive research experience in the fabrication and characterisation of semiconducting materials and devices, with specific emphasis on high speed electronics, optoelectronics and photovoltaics. Adam has first-hand experience of a wide variety of characterisation techniques, including: optical; scanning probe and electron microscopy; X-ray diffractometry and reflectometry; spectroscopic ellipsometry; FTIR spectroscopy and various methods of determining electronic properties of materials.

Adam has a Master of Physics degree from the University of Oxford, a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the Open University and a PhD in the field of semiconductor physics from the University of Warwick.

Recent work

  • Acting for an international aeronautics company, successfully overcame nine rounds of objections to the granting of a patent application that was of significant importance to the client.
  • Worked closely with a client operating in the paper manufacturing sector to draft and file a patent application offering the appropriate protection for the client’s invention.
  • Called upon by a scientific equipment company who required a patent attorney with an understanding of mathematical Bayesian inference algorithms and convolution trees to draft a patent application in this highly specialised field.

Publications

Events

November 2014 – Seminar, ‘Recent U.S. developments in case law around software and business methods’

May 2014 – Designs seminar

January 2013 – CIPA webinar: Accounting for IP

High Tech and Electrical

High Tech and Electrical
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Veronika Brázdová

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Adam Capewell

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Phone this number +44 (0)118 956 5900

Email this address acapewell@boult.com

My location

My location

The Anchorage
34 Bridge Street
Reading
RG1 2LU

Sectors and practice areas

Sectors

  • Aeronautics
  • Scientific instruments
  • Semiconductor materials and devices
  • Transport

Practice areas

  • Automobile occupant detection
  • Composite materials
  • Electron microscopy
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Financial market trading
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Photovoltaics
  • Physics
  • Refrigeration systems

Memberships

  • CIPA
  • EPI
  • Institute of Physics

Qualifications

  • Chartered Physicist
  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • PhD Physics, University of Warwick
  • MPhys Physics, University of Oxford
  • MSc Mathematics, Open University

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