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Maucher Jenkins

Work Department

Patents | IT, Software & Telecommunications


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 and qualified 1988. European Patent Attorney and then Senior Patent Counsel at Motorola Inc. European Patent Operations, Basingstoke 1988-95 and Schaumburg, Illinois 1995-99; European Licensing Counsel, Motorola, Basingstoke 1999-2002.

Partner at Maucher Jenkins in 2002 (previously RGC Jenkins & Co.).

Current directorships: Jenkins IP Ltd.

Publications of note:

IoT Lights Up’, H. Dunlop and J. Davies, Intellectual Property Magazine 2 March 2020

‘Harmonisation is not the issue’. CIPA, February 2016.

European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court‘. CIPA, 2nd Edition 2014.

‘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’, PI Information 4/2011, 140.

‘A Practical Guide to the Patent Prosecution Highway’, Managing Intellectual Property, April 2009 (Contributing Author).

‘Home Truths about the EPO’, Managing Intellectual Property, October 2008.


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.

Lawyer Rankings

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

With offices in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and China, Anglo-German firm Maucher Jenkins is well-placed to handle cross-border matters, such as filing and prosecuting patent applications, as well as carry out portfolio and freedom to operate reviews in fast moving areas of technology. The team is also able to leverage the expertise of its patent litigators in the UK and Germany when disputes arise. The practice is collectively led by the following partners, who are based across the firm’s London, Farnham, Cambridge and Edinburgh offices: James Cross leads on IT, software and electronics mandates and acts for key clients, including Sky and British Airways, while Reuben Jacob heads up the life sciences team, which includes Fiona Kellas. Hugh Dunlop is the firm’s go-to contact for telecoms and green energy technology work, while Holly Whitlock and Phil Treeby jointly lead on engineering, physics and mathematics patenting. Stuart Rowlands is also noted for his experience in the engineering sector.