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Hugh Dunlop

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Hugh is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

Hugh has over 30 years of experience in the patent profession, including 13 years with Motorola, the US mobile radio and semiconductor manufacturer. While in the United States he passed the US Patent and Trademarks Office examination to be recognized to practice before that office. He attended the John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he was awarded a Fred Herzog scholarship and an LLM in Intellectual Property Law.

Hugh has significant experience in IT, mobile communications and software sectors. As well as patent filing and prosecution work, he also has extensive licensing experience, particularly in the field of standards of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

He is registered representative on the EPO register for over 5000 European patent applications.

He is the partner responsible for the QUALCOMM client team.


Trained Carpmaels & Ransford, London; qualified 1988; partner Jenkins 2002. European Patent Attorney, Motorola European Patent Operations, Basingstoke 1988-95; Senior Patent Counsel, Motorola Inc., Schaumburg, Illinois 1995-99; European Licensing Counsel, Motorola, Basingstoke 1999-2002; partner, R.G.C. Jenkins & Co., London 2002-present. Current directorships: Jenkins IP Ltd. Publications of note: ‘No switching between inventions – not a mere guideline, but a new rule?’ CIPA September 2012; ‘New EPO guideline and the criteria for refusing discretion for entering of amendments’ CIPA July 2012; ‘Need to revise guideline on Rule 45(3) – claims being deemed abandoned’, EPI Information 4/2011, 140; ‘A Practical Guide to the Patent Prosecution Highway’, Managing Intellectual Property, April 2009; ‘Home Truths about the EPO’, Managing Intellectual Property, October 2008; ‘English High Court to Hear Via’s Eurodefences to Infringement of Intel’s Pentium 4 Patents’, 2003 Word Licensing Law Report, Vol 5, No 2, 16; ‘Harmonizing the Doctrine of Equivalents’, 2003 Managing Intellectual Property, Issue 126, 42; ‘New Hope for Via and for Eurodefences’, 2003 Patents and Licensing, Vol 33, No 1, 34; ‘A Dusty Road to Standards Licensing’, 2003 Managing Intellectual Property, Issue 130, 59; ‘Court of Appeal Gets to Grips with the Protocol’, 2003 EIPR, 342.


Conversational French and German.




Campbell College, Belfast, (1986 MA); St. John’s College, Cambridge, (1988 CPA), (1988 EPA); John Marshall Law School, Chicago, (1999 LLM).


In his spare time, Hugh enjoys being a member of the Piscatorial Society, Royal Overseas League.

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At Maucher Jenkins, 'queries are answered promptly, knowledgeably and insightfully, always with an eye on the commercial elements that clients value so highly'. James Cross leads the team and 'is able to understand matters very quickly' and 'explain options in a clear manner'. He assisted Sky with obtaining a European patent for its 'AdSmart' system, which provides targeted ads in broadcast content. Hugh Dunlop represented Qualcomm in a number of EPO hearings and advised Origami on applying for patent for its technology which monitors energy generation. Reuben Jacob is 'an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner' who recently defended Linpac Packaging from an anonymous opposition to its 'Elite' technology. Also recommended is Alvin Lam, who has 'an astonishing recall of patents filed and comparative laws' and 'his technical knowledge is without equal in patent work on AI, AR and machine learning'. He worked with Holition on its patent portfolio.

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