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Nick Wallin

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Withers & Rogers

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Electronics, Computing & Physics


Partner and head of our Electronics, Computing & Physics group

Nick heads up our Electronics, Computing & Physics group, the largest practice group in the firm. He is also an experienced patent litigator who has handled cases before the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Patent County Court. Nick works for a wide range of predominantly direct UK-based clients, in fields ranging from electrosurgery and medical imaging through to sensors for defence purposes or the oil and gas industry.

On the patent prosecution side, Nick specialises in developing and executing cost-effective IP procurement strategies for domestic SME businesses, marrying his in-house and private practice experience together as “outsourced in-house” IP counsel for his direct clients.


With a technical background in electronics, software, and communications, Nick spent time working at BT labs before joining the patent profession in 1997, and returned to BT for a spell as in-house patent counsel before joining Withers & Rogers in 2004. Nick is also a qualified patent attorney litigator, entitled to conduct IP litigation in any UK court. In 2008 and 2009 Nick put this ability to good use in the Symbian case (see Symbian Limited’s Application concerning the patentability of computer operating systems. Since that time Nick has focused his litigation practice on the IPEC (formerly the Patents County Court), confirming his belief that the IPEC provides a world class forum for cost effective resolution of IP disputes. 


Nick holds Master’s degrees in Electronics Systems Engineering (MEng, York) and Intellectual Property Litigation (LLM, Nottingham Trent) achieving first class honours in his MEng, and a Distinction in his LLM.


Nick is a keen music fan and regularly attends concerts at venues throughout London. In addition, whilst being a lifelong Middlesbrough FC supporter has occasionally brought him much pleasure (and despair!), rugby (Harlequins) and cricket (Surrey) now hold equal attraction.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Withers & Rogers works across a number of sectors and has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Karl Barnfather leads the team and is a key member of the electronics, computing and physics team, which is headed by Nick Wallin. Dave Croston heads the advanced engineering group and Adrian Tombling leads the life sciences and chemistry team.

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