Callum Docherty

Senior Associate, UK and European Patent Attorney, US Patent Agent, UPC Representative

Callum Docherty

Callum specialises in drafting and prosecuting software and AI/machine learning inventions. With eight years in the patent profession, he is experienced in preparing patent applications to meet the varying requirements of US and European practice and advising clients on international patent strategy.

With a background in physics, Callum is well placed to advise on patent matters in a wide variety of technical fields. He has particular experience with autonomous vehicles, electronic devices, user interfaces, databases, telecommunications, bioinformatics, semiconductors and green technologies.

Callum is experienced with all stages of the patent process, including EPO Oppositions and Appeals. He enjoys working closely with companies and inventors to provide tailored advice based on their individual commercial aims.

Before joining the patent profession, Callum studied graphene and other novel 2D materials using terahertz spectroscopy, obtaining a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Oxford.

Published articles

  • June 2024
    EIP Updates, An Ocean Apart – Differences in US and EPO claim interpretation (link)


  • 2023 — Present
    Registered US Patent Agent
  • 2018 — present
    European and UK Patent Attorney
  • 2010 — 2014
    PhD Condensed Matter Physics, University of Oxford
  • 2006 — 2010
    MPhys, University of Oxford

Career history

  • 2022 — present
    Senior Associate, EIP
  • 2020 — 2022
    Associate, J A Kemp LLP
  • 2018 — 2020
    Associate, Withers & Rogers LLP
  • 2014 — 2017
    Trainee patent attorney, Barker Brettell LLP
  • 2014
    Postdoctoral research assistant, Department of Physics, University of Oxford



  • AI
  • Applied physics
  • Computer hardware
  • Semiconductors
  • Telecommunications


  • Nanotechnology


  • Semiconductors


  • Wind


  • Digital health


  • Biotech