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Laurence Brown

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EIP Digital, EIP Dynamics, EIP Energy, EIP Life.


Laurence has more than 14 years’ experience in intellectual property, focussing on obtaining commercially valuable patent rights for his clients. A European Patent Attorney and a UK Chartered Patent Attorney, his practice covers a range of fields across engineering, including telecoms, electronics, computer systems and networking, medical devices and general engineering.

Laurence has extensive experience of building and maintaining focussed, relevant patent portfolios for clients ranging from S&P 500 companies through to SMEs and individuals. This includes freedom-to-operate searching, identifying patentable inventions, advising on the prospects of obtaining useful patent protection, as well as drafting and prosecuting applications in the UK, Europe, US and worldwide.

On the contentious side, Laurence has advised and represented clients in post-grant enforcement against competitors and defended granted patents against invalidity actions. This includes opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office as well as post-grant revocation proceedings and declaration of non-infringement at the UK IPO.

Before training as a patent attorney, Laurence worked in the electricity industry.


Technical assistant at J. A. Kemp & Co. 2001-2003; trainee patent attorney at Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP 2003-2005; qualified EPA & CPA 2005, awarded Gill prize for highest aggregate mark in UK qualifying exams; patent attorney at Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP 2005-2012; senior associate at EIP 2012-2014; partner 2014.


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys; member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI).


Archbishop Holgate’s School, York; York Sixth Form College; MEng Electrical and Information Sciences (2001) and MA Electrical and Information Sciences (First) (2000) both from Cambridge University; Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London (2003).


Photography, badminton, cycling, astronomy.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

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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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