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Paul Clarkson

Paul Clarkson

Partner & British and European patent attorney
I've been immersed in the world of intellectual property for most of my life. As an Examiner at the European Patent Office I have examined and studied many thousands of inventions which makes dealing with new ideas second nature.


  • Electrical Engineering
  • Licence agreement
  • Medical Technology
  • Oppositions
  • Unitary patent
  • Mechanical Engineering

I'm specialised in mechanical and medical device technology. Particularly in serving clients in the agricultural, medical, textile, oil exploration and consumer products segments. I enjoy being involved in challenging opposition cases where my knowledge of patent office procedures can often give an edge over the adversary.

I'm a qualified European and British patent attorney and I also advise on design protection and the use of trademarks in optimally exploiting IP portfolios. I'm fluent in English, Dutch, Spanish, French and German and have extensive experience in facilitating business and conducting negotiations in an international context. 

With over 13 years as an examiner at the EPO and advanced US procedural know-how under his belt, Paul Clarkson is a valuable asset for rights holders looking to bridge the Atlantic.
IAM Patent 1000 - 2017


  • MA in Engineering, Cambridge University
  • European Qualifying Examination
  • Certificate in IP, Queen Mary University of London