He has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, patent portfolio management, providing advice regarding infringement and freedom-to-operate, as well as in contentious proceedings including oppositions and appeals.
Before entering the profession Oliver conducted academic research in the areas of solid state chemistry and lithium-ion battery technology. During his research, he gained practical experience of the synthesis and characterisation of non-oxide anion and mixed-anion solid compounds, including the use of techniques such as diffraction and NMR. He has co-authored a number of scientific journal publications.
Oliver has an MChem and a DPhil (Inorganic Chemistry) from the University of Oxford.
Royal Society of Chemistry: Publicity Chair of the RSC Law Group