Senior Associate, UK and European Patent Attorney
Ben specialises in protecting and leveraging IP in software and data, with a particular focus on AI. He is regularly sought out by colleagues and clients for his expertise in this area, and has previously run weekly training sessions on deep learning for patent attorneys and solicitors at EIP.
Ben is a strong advocate for the value of human engagement, and enjoys nothing more than getting to know his clients and their business needs. He understands the conflict felt by decision makers wishing to protect their revenue streams and investment, whilst also promoting collaboration to accelerate development, raise their company's profile, and attract top talent. He therefore believes in a holistic approach to IP strategy: for software companies, patents are only part of the story, and need to be deployed in combination with a proper grip on trade secrets, copyright and open source strategy.
Clients stick with Ben for his ability to engage on a deep technical level, and to deliver advice with a relatable, personable approach.