Charlie Hempsted

Associate, European Patent Attorney, UPC Representative

Charlie Hempsted

Charlie is a European Patent attorney with over six years’ experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a range of clients including SMEs and large multinationals. He also has experience supporting patent litigation including pre-litigation patent analysis and defensive patent invalidity searching. Charlie's work has focused on electronics, video coding, database management systems, image processing, machine learning, and telecoms.

Charlie joined EIP having obtained a first class Master's degree in Physics at University College London.

His final year project was a study into increasing the efficiency of reluctance accelerators by analysing a wide range of possible magnetic sheath geometries. This included both setting up and running simulations of calculated magnetic coupling to a projectile for various sheaths, and testing these findings by constructing a reluctance accelerator.


  • Drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a range of clients including SMEs as well as for large multinational organisations in a wide range of technologies
  • Advising SMEs and start-ups to develop targeted IP strategies
  • Litigation support including evaluating patents in preparation of UK litigation

Education and qualifications

  • European Patent Attorney, 2022
  • 2018 — 2019
    Certificate in Intellectual Property Law , Queen Mary University of London
  • 2013 — 2017
    MSc Physics, University College London

Career history

  • 2017 — present
    Associate, EIP



  • Additive manufacturing
  • AI
  • Audio codecs
  • Computer hardware
  • Image and signal processing
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Video codecs


  • Additive manufacturing


  • Additive manufacturing