Mr Avi Freeman > Beck Greener LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Beck Greener LLP
FULWOOD HOUSE
12 FULWOOD PLACE
LONDON
WC1V 6HR
England

Work Department

Partner. Patents. Head of Electronics, Physics and Engineering

Position

Avi heads the electronics, physics and mechanical engineering team at Beck Greener. Avi specialises in cases related to physics and electronics. He has a wealth of experience in obtaining and advising on patent protection for computer hardware and software. Avi drafts and prosecutes patent applications relating to optics, communications, and electronic and mechanical devices in both the light and heavy engineering fields. Avi also advises on unregistered design protection, and files and prosecutes applications for registered designs. Avi writes and publishes in the field of computer-implemented inventions, and travels widely to the US, Asia and the Middle East speaking and presenting on matters of European law, ranging from general developments such as the European unitary patent, to the more specific, such as the European and UK approach to the protection of computer-implemented inventions. Avi is skilled at drafting, filing and prosecuting cases at the European Patent Office and at the UKIPO for multinational corporations. He has comprehensive experience of post-grant procedures at the European Patent Office, including handling oppositions and appeals with a high success rate. Avi also has a large caseload before overseas patent offices, particularly the USPTO, where he prosecutes applications on behalf of direct clients with the assistance of local counsel.

Career

Prior to Beck Greener, Avi worked in-house as a patent attorney for a large photographic company. Avi qualified as a chartered patent attorney in 2000, a European patent attorney in 2001 and European design attorney in 2001.

Memberships

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).

Education

University of Bristol (1995 BSc Physics); Queen Mary College, University of London (1997 MSc Management of Intellectual Property).

Lawyer Rankings

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

The London-based Beck Greener LLP is described as ‘an exceptional patent firm which delivers the best for each client, from application to potential disputes.’ The firm impresses with its very successful EPO oppositions and appeals practice, and is regularly selected by major multinationals as adviser for European patent prosecution. In 2020, the practice grew its filing practice through a mix of new and existing clients and has also grown its designs practice. Avi Freeman, whose specialisms include computer-implemented inventions and patent prosecution before the USPTO, leads the electronics, physics and mechanical engineering practice –  he is praised for ‘his vast technological range’, which means ‘he always impresses clients with his understanding of their specific concerns’. James Stones, whose expertise includes EPO and USPTO patent prosecution, heads the chemical, pharma and chemical engineering team, while Ben Muir is the head of the life sciences practice – his experience includes transactional and licensing work in addition to original drafting and prosecution in the UK, at the EPO and in the US. The ‘excellentCatherine Jewell and ‘outstanding advocate’ John Hull specialise in the chemical field, while Anna Hatt is well regarded for her ‘expert knowledge and ability to overcome problems‘.