Our services are centred around intellectual property that can be registered. We protect innovation, design, and branding across all sectors of industry, and at all stages in the supply chain.

For each IP right we offer services covering strategic advice, pre-registration searches, registrations and renewals, oppositions and dispute resolution. We handle work throughout the world, working with local colleagues in over 100 countries.


Our attorneys specialise in one or more sectors of industry, which enables them to provide quality advice with a commercial focus.

Our patent specialists have detailed understanding of the background technology, which ensures that your patent applications are prepared with the correct scope, reducing the likelihood of challenges from third parties and objections from the patent office.

They also advise whether other forms of protection would be more appropriate. Our brand specialists work with brand managers for leading brands and their advice is commercially focussed making sure that you get the best value from your budget.

Ian Whitfield #

Senior Associate

London Office

Ian is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney working in the Advanced Engineering and Consumer Products & Manufacturing teams.

Ian advises SMEs and multinational companies on patent and registered design matters.

Due to his breadth of experience, Ian is comfortable handling work in many different technical fields, from transport (including automotive, rail and micromobility), to consumer products, white goods, energy, and oil and gas.

Ian has developed particular expertise in assisting foreign attorneys in navigating through patent and registered design prosecution in the UK and Europe, working to secure valuable protection for their clients whilst also dealing with the unique issues raised by UK and European patent and registered design law.

Outside of his patent and registered design work, Ian’s interests include playing cricket and football.


Ian’s day to day work includes drafting and prosecuting portfolios of UK, European and PCT patent applications for multinational companies, and managing the prosecution of patent applications across the world.

Ian also provides advice on patent infringement and freedom to operate, and works on a growing opposition portfolio, both defensive and offensive.

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