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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’s 12-partner team has been particularly active in handling opposition and appeal proceedings at the EPO. Recent highlights include successfully defending Nevro Group in oppositions against Medtronic and Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, and representing Intertape Polymer Group in defending an opposition against a German competitor. Its impressive client roster also feature Huawei, Vax, Waters Technologies and Tarmac. Jenny Donald, Matt Barton and Jon Gowshall are names to note in the firm’s life sciences and chemistry group. Within its technology and engineering team, the ‘highly skilledAndy Harding is ‘always willing to go beyond the original scope of the project’, while Tim Ashton is ‘very knowledgeable and straight-talking’.

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