MChem (Hons), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, European Patent Attorney, Certified Higher Courts Litigator.
Simon’s practice includes the drafting and prosecution of patent applications particularly for companies in the UK, Sweden, USA. He also has a significant focus on larger projects including European patent oppositions, contentious IP matters including litigation before the UK courts, competitor IP intelligence, IP related due diligence and IP strategy design and analysis.
The main focus of Simon’s work is in the chemical and engineering arts within the healthcare, fast moving consumer goods, energy, chemical manufacturing and materials industries.
Particular technical expertise includes plastic electronics, polymer chemistry, ceramics, analytical chemistry and instrumentation, medical and surgical technology, chemicals manufacture and pharmaceutical formulations.
Simon obtained a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Manchester, before joining the Intellectual Property Department of Waters Corporation, a major manufacturer of laboratory instruments, where Simon developed expertise in mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography.
Simon later worked with a firm of patent attorneys in Birmingham, before joining Potter Clarkson in 2012, becoming Partner in 2017.