An internationally respected attorney with over 20 years’ IP experience encompassing both in-house and private practice, Saiful brings a wealth of knowledge to his work.
He practises in a number of technical specialities within the designs and engineering and electronics and computing groups and works for clients ranging from individual inventors to SMEs and multinational corporations.
With extensive experience of prosecuting patent applications before numerous patent offices, he has represented his clients at hearings before the EPO in Berlin, The Hague and Munich. Saiful has also taken part in interviews with USPTO examiners and his work has been used in successful global patent licensing and litigation discussions. In addition, he has conducted opinion work and has represented the interests of leading global patent holders in face-to-face patent assertion discussions.
Saiful also has considerable international experience, frequently representing both the firm and the UK and European patent attorney profession as part of his work on the CIPA International Liaison Committee. In addition to being a tutor for the CIPA oral proceedings course for qualified attorneys, Saiful devises and delivers workshops on various aspects of UK and EP patent law throughout the world and has been appointed to the editorial board of leading industry publication, Patent Lawyer.
He joined Potter Clarkson in 2004 following a period in-house at Nokia Corporation and at a large private practice firm in London. He became a partner in 2007.
Saiful Khan is “one of the best”; he handles a varied portfolio, which includes mechanical, telecommunications and computing patents. IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019
Technically very capable, quick to learn new technologies, and diligent, knowledgeable and thorough in every aspect of the patenting process. IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018
The "knowledgeable, talented and persuasive" Saiful Khan is "one of the top strategists in the IP industry". He provides thoughtful and effective strategy, and on top of that is always pleasant. He excels at technically challenging work.
IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2019