Andrew Birkin

Andrew Birkin

Head of Formalities

Andrew joined Potter Clarkson in 1997 and is responsible for the management and development of the patent and trade mark formalities departments, as well as managing business relationships with a range of European and global associates.

As a member of the firm’s patent and trade mark operations committees, he plays an important role in keeping working practices current and efficient in the face of changing legislation. 

Andrew is also a marking examiner for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and delivers the CIPA introductory patent administrators’ course in-house at Potter Clarkson.



Andrew read business administration at De Montfort University. 


BA (Hons), holder of CIPA Certificate in Patent Administration and CITMA certificate in Trade Mark Administration


Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)