Saiful Khan

Saiful Khan

Partner & Board Member - Patent Attorney

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.

 

Specialisms

Electronics and computing, including artificial intelligence and fintech, mapping/navigation/autonomous driving, telecommunications, user interfaces, displays, search engines, video coding, image processing, virtual reality, engineering including mechanical/materials subject-matter and nanotechnology

Education

Saiful is a Chartered Engineer who holds a doctorate from the University of Cambridge (materials science), and an MEng degree from Imperial College, London (mechanical engineering).

Qualifications

MEng (Hons), ACGI PhD (Cantab), CEng, UK and European Patent Attorney

Memberships

Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Awards & Recognition

Saiful is our first attorney to be recommended as one of the world’s top IP value creators by IAM Strategy 300. He has also been recognised in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals in 2018 and 2019, and Who’s Who Legal 2020.

Languages

English, Bengali

 

Testimonials

A delight to work with because he is very responsive, sharp, warm and honest.” IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020
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
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