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Avi Freeman

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Beck Greener

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Partner. Patents. Head of Electronics, Physics and Engineering


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.


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.


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


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

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

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Beck GreenerĀ is 'very responsive' and 'provides excellent guidance as to the subtleties of EPO practice'. Key members of the team include Avi Freeman, who specialises in electronics, physics and mechanical engineering, and John Raynor, who works heavily in the chemical and instrumentation sectors. Dr James StonesĀ is 'knowledgeable', 'incisive', 'to-the-point' and 'extremely effective'. He advisedĀ Tillotts Pharma on developing a patent portfolio for a new drug delivery technology and similarly assisted FabRx Limited with establishing a patent portfolio for the 3D printing of pharmaceuticals. Also recommended is Ben Muir, who has 'in-depth knowledge' of medical devices and pharmaceuticals, and is 'very strong' in patent law.

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