Phil Bates #
Partner - London Office
Phil Bates’s practice is mainly in the chemical field, including pharmaceuticals, everyday chemical products, and manufacturing processes.
Dr. Phil Bates joined Reddie & Grose in 1996 and became a partner in 2004. Phil’s practice is mainly in the chemical field, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals. His areas of expertise include reproductive medicine, urology, gastroenterology and the treatment of cancer.
Phil also has extensive experience in the general chemical area, particularly specialist fibre, plastic and foam products, and resealable and tamper-proof packaging. His expertise also encompasses medical devices, filtration and purification devices, solar panel technology, as well as the processing of fuels and materials.
Phil specialises in the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications before the UK and European patent offices. Phil has a broad range of experience of patent practice around the world, including practice in emerging markets. He regularly provides opinions on the strength of third party rights for his clients, and has an excellent track record in third party opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.
Phil’s clients include medium-sized pharmaceutical firms (based in Europe, the US, Japan and India) as well as small start-ups.
Phil has a keen appreciation of all types of live music and is a member of his local Gramophone Recording Society; while recognising the place for digital media in the modern world he retains an affection for the warmth and crackles of vinyl.