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Elkington + Fife LLP

Work 01732 458881
Fax 01732 450346
London, Sevenoaks

Nick Ertl

Work 01732 458881
Elkington + Fife LLP

Work Department

UK/European patent attorney.


Nick has 20 years experience in the drafting of patent applications and their prosecution around the world, especially before the EPO. He is entrusted by numerous large multinational corporations to prepare patent applications in the fields of semiconductor electronics, general electronics hardware, optical components and systems. Nick is always excited to work in areas of technology new to him, and to invest his own time to become familiar with the underlying science involved. As a result, he has worked in many diverse areas of technology over the years. Specialist technical fields include: audio-visual technology; communications; electrical devices and electronics; mechanical engineering; semiconductors. Areas of expertise include: filing and prosecution; freedom to operate opinions; patent drafting; validity and infringement opinions.


University of Nottingham (M.Eng).

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

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Elkington + Fife LLP provides 'excellent service in all respects' and 'in-depth knowledge of medical devices and pharmaceuticals', and has 'a strong team across all areas'. Richard Gillard leads the practice and is 'a leading European patent attorney' with 'a track record in EPO oppositions and appeals that is outstanding'. Richard Cooke has 'great EPO knowledge and experience in oral hearing' and Chris McLeod ensures 'a perfect handling of patent portfolios with excellent advice'. Rob O’Callaghan is known for his 'wonderful advice and understanding'. Rob Zijlstra has 'a quick understanding of new technology' and 'excellent patenting skills'. Also recommended is Oliver Kingsbury, Glyn Truscott,  James Anderson and Nick Ertl.

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