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Jerome Spaargaren

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EIP Digital, EIP Dynamics.


With 23 years of international patent prosecution and litigation experience, Jerome is frequently engaged by clients for his expertise in strategic patent prosecution. He has also been involved in numerous litigation issues in various territories, including the UK, Germany and the US.

As head of the EIP Digital practice group, Jerome works in a wide range of technologies in the electronics sector, including mobile communications, computer systems, high tech optics and various medical technologies.

Jerome has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) Patent Law Committee and represented CIPA before the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva to negotiate the Patent Law Treaty (2000).

In addition to his work as a patent attorney, Jerome is an inventor of an automated bookmark, the iMark, and various location-based technologies.


Trained Bailey Walsh & Co, Leeds; RGC Jenkins, London; qualified patent attorney 1994; partner EIP 2000. Qualified as a UK patent attorney in 1994, within two years of joining the profession after university, as one of the youngest ever to have done so (at the age of 23). Was made partner at RGC Jenkins and Co as their youngest ever partner (at the age of 27), in 1997. Founded EIP in 2000 as a sole practitioner. 




Ysgol Aberconwy, North Wales; Oxford University (1991 MA Physics, first class).


Cycling, skiing, golf.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

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The 'excellent' EIP is 'very responsive and professional in all matters' and has clients that include British American Tobacco, Unwired Planet and Visa. Jerome Spaargaren leads the team and specialises in electronics, computing and optics. He recently advised the semiconductor and software design company Arm on drafting and filing patents. Mechanical engineering expert Richard Gordon-Brown advised Airbus on drafting and prosecution issues. Other highlights for the firm included Chris Price advising Rakuten on opposing two patents relating to software and e-commerce and Matt Lawman assisting Reach Robotics with filing PCT applications. The 'extremely technical but also very personable' Iain Russell was recently made partner. Heather McCann, Laurence Brown, Andrew Sharples and Darren Smyth are also recommended.

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