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Julian Smith

Patent & Registered Design Attorney - Partner

I qualified as a U.K. and European Patent Attorney in 1990.

After working in the patent departments of two major chemical companies, namely Rohm & Haas and BP Chemicals, I co-founded a new IP firm called Compass Patents LLP, which merged with Mathisen and Macara in 2011.

My technical degree is in Natural Sciences, specialising in chemistry. Although my work currently focuses on industrial chemistry, particularly polymer chemistry, I have worked on a wide range of mechanical inventions.

I have considerable experience with Opposition and Appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, providing freedom-to-operate opinions, infringement and validity assessments, as well as advising on IP strategy.

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