Ben Lincoln

Ben Lincoln

Partner - Patent Attorney

Ben joined Potter Clarkson in 2013 and is part of the electronics and computing team.

An experienced patent attorney, he has drafted hundreds of patent applications in a variety of sectors from telecommunications through to green technology, and has prosecuted patent applications relating to industrial networking, computer programs, medical equipment and control systems for manufacturing.  

He also has wide experience representing clients at hearings before the European Patent Office (EPO) and UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), in the preparation of validity and infringement opinions, the restoration of patent rights and attacking and defending patents during the EPO opposition procedure. 

Before joining Potter Clarkson, Ben worked for a large private practice firm in Birmingham. During his time there he was seconded to Ericsson to work with its in-house department on optical networks and other networking technology. 

Ben was made a partner in 2015. 



Telecommunications, virtual reality,  semiconductors, user interfaces, audio-visual technology and electrical grid systems. Ben is heavily involved in Energy technology including batteries, energy storage, renewables, hydrogen tech and the software control of such systems. Ben has also worked with companies in the fields of green technology, plastics engineering, automotive components, fuel cells, water supply and metering. 


Ben read physics with computing at the University of Warwick. 


BSc (Hons), UK and European Patent Attorney 


Ben enjoys exploring the world and spending time with his young family.