Before entering the patent profession, Stephen worked in academic and industrial research environments, and was involved in the education sector from GCSE level up to university level. He has also worked overseas, spending much of this time in the education sector in Japan.
Stephen is a senior associate with Slingsby Partners LLP, and works with both local and overseas clients, of all sizes, to obtain patent and design protection within Europe and further afield. His practice also encompasses advising clients in contentious matters and conducting freedom-to-operate reviews.
Stephen is actively involved in education within the patent profession, having been a Principal Examiner for the patent administrators’ course run by CIPA for three years. He is also a member of CIPA’s International Liaison Committee.