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Andy Harding

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Technology and engineering.


Andy’s work involves preparing and filing patent and design applications in the UK and Europe; and developing and implementing filing strategies across the world. Andy has been actively involved in successful opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office and regularly prepares validity and infringement opinions. Andy’s work spans a wide field of technologies, from mechanical inventions, including engine technology, tribology, building construction, medical devices and materials sciences; to electronic and software inventions, including data processing techniques, telecommunication protocols and computing inventions. Before joining Forresters in 2004, Andy was a patent examiner at the UK Patent Office, gaining insightful knowledge of the inner workings of the UK patent system, allowing him to offer a balanced perspective when handling examiner’s objections. His practice areas are: areospace and defense; mechanical engineering; automotive engineering; civil engineering; metallurgy and materials; medical devices; designs (registered and unregistered) and copyright.


Trained at UK Patent office; made partner at Forresters 2013.


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).


Cardiff University (first class masters degree in Integrated Engineering).


Skiing; running; cooking; socialising with friends; DIY.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

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Forresters is 'able to provide such deep expertise with such quick delivery times' and the team 'thinks like a customer, which enables it to streamline the interaction and make customers' lives that much easier and productive'. Matt Barton is a key member of the life sciences and chemistry team and advised AlphaMicron on prosecuting a European patent application as well as assisting SDC Technologies with opposing a competitor's patent. Other key figures in this team include Charlotte Teall, who worked with Revalesio on a European patent prosecution, and Chris Bond, who acted for Sibelco on obtaining patent protection in Europe, Japan and the US. For the technology and engineering team, Dan Rusby-Gale  advised Muoverti on reestablishing a European patent application, and Andy Harding, who has 'deep expertise, experience and out-of-the-box thinking', managed the patent portfolio for Waters Corporation. Senior associate Mark Connell is also a notable name.

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