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Joshua McFarlane

Senior Associate

Joshua MacFarlane

Joshua is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in the High Tech and Electrical Group. He is responsible for the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent and registered design applications at the UK, European and World Intellectual Property Offices. He also regularly represents clients at Oral Proceedings before the Examining Division and Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office. In addition, Joshua provides advice on infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate issues. Beyond Europe, Joshua is experienced in co-ordinating the filing and prosecution of patent and registered design applications worldwide.

Joshua predominantly works in the electronics, telecommunications and computing industries.  Prior to joining Boult Wade Tennant, Joshua was a software engineer in the telecommunications industry. He has experience of a range of telecommunications products including network management systems, mobile applications and provisioning solutions. As a result of his experience in industry, Joshua is well placed to advise clients operating in these sectors with awareness of commercial considerations.

Joshua has a MEng (Hons) Engineering Science from the University of Oxford. He specialised in electronics and information engineering with a particular focus on computer vision and machine learning. In his final year project he developed new methods for performing unsupervised image registration.






Chartered Patent Attorney

Registered Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London

MEng (Hons) Engineering Science, University of Oxford


Computer architecture


Scientific instruments



Aeronautical systems

Practice areas

Global patent prosecution

Patent drafting

Software implemented inventions


Artificial intelligence


Image processing

Computer vision


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8 Salisbury Square
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