MPhys(Hons) CPA EPA
Richard is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at Appleyard Lees IP LLP.
Graduating with a first class honours degree in physics, and with the highest marks in the graduating class, Richard was heavily involved in a placement project on liquid crystal molecular alignment techniques for use in LCDs at Sharp Laboratories of Europe.
Richard works with a very wide range of clients, from innovative universities, start-ups and spin-outs, through to globally-known household names in the fields of electronic consumer goods, defence, commerce, and foods products.
The variation of his client base provides unique challenges and working styles, which allows Richard to tailor his expert advice to the client.
Richard has a passion for helping people understand the world of intellectual property (IP), providing in-house, technology specific awareness training to clients, tutoring for The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), and providing IP training for further academic institutions.
Richard and the team at Appleyard Lees are instrumental in the protection of AMRD’s intellectual property, working closely with the Core Team to advise on IP strategy, invention spotting and building a valuable IP portfolio