Callum Docherty

Senior Associate, UK and European Patent Attorney
Denver, CO

Callum Docherty

Callum is a European and UK qualified patent attorney based in EIP’s US office in Denver.

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.

Education and qualifications

  • 2018 — present
    European and UK Patent Attorney
  • 2010 — 2014
    PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, University of Oxford
  • 2006 — 2010
    Master of Physics, 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