Carl Bryers

Senior Associate, UK and European Patent Attorney, UPC Representative

Carl Bryers

Carl joined EIP having completed a PhD in Space Physics at Lancaster University. His primary area of research involved studying artificially created Aurora at a research facility in Norway. Carl’s research included accelerating electrons in the plasma of the Earth’s ionosphere along magnetic field lines using high powered radio waves, and modelling and studying their interaction with atmospheric gases. Carl is the author of four research papers published in a number of Space Physics Journals.

Carl has a first class master's degree in Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology from Lancaster University where he studied a wide range of subjects including particle physics, lasers and fluid mechanics.

Carl is a UK and European patent attorney with eight years’ experience in intellectual property. Carl qualified as a patent attorney in 2018 and has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Europe, the UK and worldwide relating to a broad range of technologies including consumer electronics, networked consumer devices, display systems and holography, sustainable packaging, UAV technologies and general mechanical inventions. He has also taken part in a major invention harvesting project which involved him drafting 36 patent applications over several months to coincide with the release of a new consumer device. Carl also has experience in oppositions, and providing infringement and freedom-to-operate advice. Carl regularly counsels clients directly to provide commercially relevant advice.


  • Drafting and prosecuting patents for a UK-based FTSE-100 multinational company.
  • Drafting and prosecuting patents relating to a broad range of technologies including consumer electronics, mechanical inventions, and UAV technologies.

Published articles

  • May 2024
    EIP Updates, T 1762/21 – The EPO Board of Appeal Clarifies the Term “Inextricably Linked” When Assessing an Intermediate Generalisation (link)
  • January 2021
    LinkedIn, Patent Quality: Europe vs US (link)
  • October 2020
    LinkedIn, The Mysterious Apple Patent Filings (link)
  • July 2020
    LinkedIn, The First iPhone Announcement (link)

Education and qualifications

  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation, 2019
  • European Patent Attorney, 2018
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2018
  • 2015
    Certificate in Intellectual Property Law , Bournemouth University
  • 2010 — 2014
    PhD in Physics, Lancaster University
  • 2006 — 2010
    MPhys Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Lancaster University

Career history

  • 2020 — present
    Senior Associate, EIP
  • 2014 — 2019
    Associate, EIP

Awards and recognition

  • WIPR Leader 2023, Patent Leaders, United Kingdom (link)
  • WIPR Leader 2022, Patent Leaders, United Kingdom (link)



  • Applied physics
  • Computer hardware
  • Electromechanical systems


  • Electromechanical systems
  • Mechanics


  • Medical devices