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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 graduated in engineering from Southampton University in 1986 following four years' concurrent industrial sponsorship by a multi-national packaging company.

After ten years practising in London, Tim joined Eric Potter Clarkson (now Potter Clarkson LLP) in 1995, became a partner in 1997 and joined the firm's Board of Management in 2006. He represents clients active mainly in metallurgy, consumer goods, electronic component and optics technologies.

Tim founded Potter Clarkson's Cleantech Group and works primarily in the field of commercial electrical power saving devices within this group.

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.

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.

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.

Tim has been a Full or Substitute Member of the Council of the European Patents Institute for approximately fifteen years; and he additionally contributes to the work of committees of the UK's Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.