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BSc (Hons), LLM, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, European Patent Attorney, Registered UK and European Trade Mark Attorney, Patent Attorney Litigator, Patent Attorney AdvocateMember of AIPPI and FICPI.

Tim Powell is a knowledgeable patent attorney with more than 30 years’ experience of innovation protection in high-technology engineering disciplines, contested proceedings before the European Patent Office and patent litigation in the UK.  He has had extensive exposure to corporate due diligence reporting; and additionally founded Potter Clarkson's Cleantech Group
Tim has travelled extensively on business, especially in Asia and the USA. He regularly presents papers on aspects of intellectual property to universities and to international audiences in the USA, China, Korea and elsewhere. Tim also for many years contributed to the "Inside Careers" Guide to Chartered Patent Agents, and has published numerous papers on intellectual property subjects. 
A Full or Substitute Member of the Council of the European Patents Institute for approximately fifteen years; Tim additionally contributes to the work of committees of the UK's Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.
Tim graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Southampton University in 1986 following four years' concurrent industrial sponsorship and industrial management training provided by a multi-national packaging company.

In 2005 Tim graduated with commendation in the LLM in Intellectual Property Litigation from Nottingham Law School and obtained a postgraduate certificate in intellectual property litigation from the same university. He is in addition a Member of the Patent Agent Litigators' Society.

In September 2013, Tim became one of a handful of patent attorneys in Europe to qualify as Patent Attorney Advocates. As a result Tim is entitled to provide civil advocacy at all levels in the English court system.