Howard Sands

Partner

Howard, Partner, is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney in the High Tech and Electrical Group.

He advises on patent infringement and validity, especially regarding software implemented inventions, such as for digital rights management and telecommunications. He also advises on the patentability of business methods and financial applications in Europe. He has substantial experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the UK and European Patent Offices as well as coordinating the prosecution of foreign applications as part of larger patent portfolios. Howard has significant experience in representing patentees and opponents during European opposition procedures and Oral Proceedings.

Howard works with clients whose businesses focus on scientific or electronic based technology, such as spectrometers, semiconductor devices, telecommunications and computer hardware and software, as well as electro-mechanical products.

Howard has a BSc (Hons) Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation and a PhD Physics, both from the University of Leeds. His PhD research included the development of an ultraviolet laser-based Raman imaging microscope spectrometer.

Recent work

  • Assisted a financial services institution in protecting valuable apps by offering commercial and strategic freedom-to-operate advice.
  • Oversaw a complex and sizeable patent filing programme for a multinational telecommunications client filling huge numbers of applications in a short period of time.
  • Assisted a bank by offering freedom-to-operate advice to assist in a highly complicated consumer intelligence data service.

Publications

Events

Global IP ConfEx, London, March 2016

Seminar, ‘Innovation to Investment: How to capitalise on your IP’, September 2015

High Tech and Electrical

High Tech and Electrical
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Contact me

Phone our  office Email me

Phone this number +44 (0)20 7430 7500

Email this address hsands@boult.com

My location

My location

Verulam Gardens
70 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8BT

Sectors and practice areas

Sectors

  • Banking
  • Computer technology
  • Scientific instruments
  • Telecommunications

Practice areas

  • Business methods
  • Electronics
  • Encryptions
  • Mobile applications
  • Physics
  • Software

Memberships

  • CIPA
  • EPI
  • IET
  • Institute of Physics
  • UNION

Qualifications

  • European Design Attorney
  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • PhD Physics, University of Leeds
  • BSc (Hons) Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation, University of Leeds
Testimonials
“…they communicate well, they deliver on time.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)
“…are more flexible than many of the other firms we’ve dealt with.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)
“We’ve got a great relationship with Howard Sands.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

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