Calem joined Potter Clarkson in 2023 following a three-year period of training with a specialist patent firm. He has a broad inter-disciplinary academic background straddling the boundary between physics and chemistry.
In 2020, Calem completed his master’s thesis on photoelectron spectroscopy of pyrene at extreme (femtosecond) timescales, a study of interest in organoelectronics, astrophysics, and photochemistry. After graduating, he spent three years developing legal knowledge, technical expertise, commercial appreciation, and client care skills at a boutique IP practice.
A strong technical grounding both in physics - quantum theory, particle physics, waves, and optics - and chemistry - computational modelling, thermodynamics, materials, and spectroscopy - allows Calem to get to grips with a wide variety of technologies quickly. As a result, at a relatively early stage of his career, he has a range of patent experience across a variety of technological industries, including hi-tech electronics and software, telecoms, AI and machine learning, engineering, energy and renewables, optics and holography, materials and nanotech, and chemical processing.
Calem’s work to date has included application drafting, prosecution, opposition, due diligence, and portfolio management, for clients ranging in size from solo inventors to SMEs and large multinationals.
Before joining Potter Clarkson, Calem obtained all five UK foundation certificates in 2021, before passing, in 2022, UK final diplomas in drafting and amendment, and qualifying, in 2023, to sit the European final examinations.
He hopes to soon be registered as a UK and European Patent Attorney.