- MSci Chemistry, University of Bristol
- MSc Management of Intellectual Property, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
- Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
- European Patent Attorney
- Chartered Patent Attorney (UK)
- Chartered Chemist (CChem), Royal Society of Chemistry
- Chartered Scientist (CSci), Royal Society of Chemistry
- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Paul specialises in patent work in the chemical, pharmaceutical and medical fields. His extensive experience covers alloys, ceramics and nanotechnology (including nanoscale powders and coatings incorporating nanoparticles).
It also includes plastics, petrochemicals, herbicides, fungicides, cementitious compositions, anti-inflammatory drugs, cancer diagnosis and treatment, orthopaedic devices, ostomy devices, dental implants, surgical devices and diagnostic methods. He has broad experience in the oil and gas industry, from chemicals used in oil and gas extraction to pipeline technology.
Paul has undertaken patent work before the UK and European Patent Offices, including drafting, prosecution, oppositions and appeals. Working with a wide range of clients, he tailors his advice to the needs of each, whether they’re large-scale corporations or small to medium-sized enterprises.
After completing a Masters Degree in Chemistry at the University of Bristol, Paul worked in research and development in the pharmaceutical industry, firstly for Pfizer and later for GlaxoSmithKline. He decided to make the move into intellectual property, and left GSK to take a Masters Degree in the Management of Intellectual Property at the University of London.
Paul joined the patent profession in 2003, working in private practice in London. During that time he qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney. He joined Murgitroyd in 2010, and is based in the firm’s London office. Paul is also the firm’s UK Patent Practice Coordinator.
A Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Paul regularly attends lectures by their Law Group. He’s been involved in IP education, and has given lectures on IP to business students at the University of Kingston. He also volunteers to help with IP clinics from the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.