Jerome Spaargaren > EIP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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EIP Digital, EIP Dynamics.


Partner, UK and European Patent Attorney


Introducing: The Patent Game-Changer

Jerome is EIP’s founder and head of the digital technology group. His unmatched foresight and strategic intuition makes him the ultimate partner for companies seeking to stake their claim in a fiercely competitive market.

Contact our patent game-changer today and let him support your vision.

  • 2000 — present
    Founder, EIP
  • 1995 — 2000
    Associate/Partner, RGC Jenkins & Co, London
  • 1992 — 1995
    Trainee, Bailey Walsh & Co, Leeds




  • European Patent Attorney
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney (the youngest ever to pass the qualifying examinations)
  • 1993 — 1994
    Post-Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 1988 — 1991
    MA Physics , Oxford University
  • 1983 — 1988
    Ysgol Aberconwy, Conwy, North Wales
  • 1981 — 1983
    Hale School, Perth, Western Australia


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Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys

The ‘fantastic‘ dual practice at EIP, consisting of patent attorneys and IP litigators, has a strong and well-established focus on high-tech sectors and advises its clients across the entire lifecycle of patent work, from protection of rights and portfolio management, to enforcement, opposition, and appeal hearings before the EPO. This offering also includes cross-border litigation, especially in the UK and Germany, and growing areas for the group include the life sciences and medtech sectors. In London, digital specialist Jerome Spaargaren and Heather McCann, who has expertise in Internet of Things, security, computer systems, and wireless modem technologies jointly lead the team alongside Bath-based Matt Lawman, who has notable skills in handling high-tech electronics and software experience-related mandates. Senior associate Ben Maling (London) has experience in securing patents domestically and internationally for large tech companies and SMEs, and managing associate Ben Willows (Bath) handles inventions across a range of areas, including consumer electronics, image processing systems, and printers. In team news, Andrew Thompson joined the team in London from Withers & Rogers in June 2022, and Colin Lobban departed in July 2022 for an in-house position at Dyson.