Felix Hall

Managing Associate, UK and European Patent Attorney, UPC Representative
Cardiff

Felix Hall

Felix is a UK and European Patent Attorney in the physics and digital sectors. He has specific expertise in atomic, molecular and optical physics, as well as extensive patent drafting and prosecution experience in areas including telecoms, optics, software, machine learning, electronics, aeronautics, consumer products, and computer implemented inventions. He also has significant experience in representing clients at oral proceedings before the European Patent Office.

Prior to joining EIP Felix completed a PhD (summa cum laude) in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics at the University of Basel in Switzerland. He conducted pioneering experimental research into collisions between ions and atoms at ultralow energies. In 2013 he was awarded the Young Author's Prize by the journal Molecular Physics.

Felix holds a first class MSci degree in Chemical Physics from University College London, where he was awarded a prize for his academic achievement.

Experience

  • Drafting patents and prosecution in technology areas including Telecoms, Computer Networks, Computer Implemented Inventions, Machine Learning, Electronics, Optics, Imaging, Engines, Laser Systems, Consumer Products, and Aeronautics.
  • Opposition and Examination Oral Proceedings at the European Patent Office.

Published articles

  • May 2024
    EIP Updates, Updated EPO Guidelines on AI – why US companies should encourage close collaboration between their US and European attorneys on AI patent applications (link)
  • March 2024
    techSPARK, The property of Intelligence: How AI can be IP (link)
  • September 2023
    EIP Updates, Trade Secrets vs. Patents in the UK Space Sector (link)
  • April 2023
    EIP Updates, Tulip Mania - Can an individual or group be said to have de-facto control over a cryptocurrency network? (link)
  • April 2023
    Innovation News Network, How can patent applications advance the UK space sector? (link)
  • 28 January 2014
    Molecular Physics, A spectroscopic investigation of the ionisation and dissociation decay dynamics of Rydberg states of NO
  • 13 June 2013
    Molecular Physics, Light-assisted cold chemical reactions of barium ions with rubidium atoms
  • 08 April 2013
    Molecular Physics, Ion-neutral chemistry at ultralow energies: dynamics of reactive collisions between laser-cooled Ca+ ions and Rb atoms in an ion-atom hybrid trap
  • 05 December 2012
    Physical Review Letters, Millikelvin Reactive Collisions between Sympathetically Cooled Molecular Ions and Laser-Cooled Atoms in an Ion-Atom Hybrid Trap
  • 07 December 2011
    Physical Review Letters, Light-Assisted Ion-Neutral Reactive Processes in the Cold Regime: Radiative Molecule Formation versus Charge Exchange

Education and qualifications

  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation, 2020
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney 2017
  • European Patent Attorney 2017
  • 2014
    Postgraduate Certificate Intellectual Property Law, Bournemouth University
  • 2009 — 2013
    PhD (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics), University of Basel (Switzerland)
  • 2005 — 2009
    MSci Chemical Physics, University College London

Career history

  • 2023 — present
    Managing Associate, EIP
  • 2018 — 2023
    Senior Associate, EIP
  • 2013 — 2018
    Associate, EIP

Awards and recognition

  • Legal 500, 2024
  • Legal 500, 2023
  • Ranked as "Rising Star", IP Stars 2023 (link)
  • Ranked as "Rising Star", IP Stars 2022 (link)
  • Ranked as "Rising Star", IP Stars 2021 (link)
  • Legal 500, 2022. (link)
  • Ranked as "Rising Star", IP Stars 2020
  • Ranked as "Rising Star", IP Stars 2019
  • Ranked as "Rising Star", IP Stars 2018
  • Molecular Physics Young Author's Prize, Taylor and Francis, 2013
  • C.K. Ingold Prize, University College London, 2007

Specialisms

Digital

  • AI
  • Applied physics
  • Consumer electronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electromechanical systems
  • Photonics and optics
  • Semiconductors
  • Telecommunications

Dynamics

  • Electrical engineering
  • Electromechanical systems

Elements

  • Semiconductors

Energy

  • Cells
  • Solar