Nick Bennett

Senior Associate
London

Nick is a Patent Attorney in Cleveland Scott York’s chemical practice.

His work spans the fields of industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and mechanics. The core of Nick’s practice is patent drafting and prosecution before the European and UK Patent Offices. However a substantial portion of his work involves advocacy in Oppositions and Appeals before the European Patent Office. He frequently works on due diligence exercises, provides infringement opinions, and prepares client’s portfolios for litigation in the UK courts.

As well as having an excellent grasp of the detail, Nick enjoys being fully engaged with clients’ objectives and taking into account the bigger commercial picture. This enables him to take a proactive approach to strategy and to add value throughout the prosecution and opposition processes. This is particularly appreciated by overseas attorneys who require assistance on their European matters, as well as by Cleveland Scott York’s clients looking to protect their inventions abroad.

During his studies he undertook research into the laser induced dissociation of ozone molecules. This background in physical chemistry gives him an excellent understanding of the fundamental science behind a wide range of technologies. He spent time based with a firm in Los Angeles during 2016/2017, which gave him some valuable insights into US practice.

Additional information

Joined Cleveland Scott York 2008
Rated as a Rising Star by IP Stars 2018
Guest Lecturer at London Business School
Guest Lecturer at Kingston Business School
Litigation skills course

Specialisms

Chemistry
Medical devices
Mechanical
Drafting & prosecution of patent applications
EPO Oppositions and Appeals
Overseas prosecution

Qualifications

Chemistry degree (MChem), Oxford University
European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney

Memberships

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
European Patent Institute
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Royal Society of Chemistry

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+44 203 077 3499

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Publications:
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  • EPO and Patents Court decisions clash in patent… Read more
  • McDonald’s loses the BIG MAC trade mark Read more
  • Trade Marks & Brexit – An Update Read more
  • No direction on the issue of direct infringement… Read more
  • Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement – IP Provisions Read more
  • Cleveland Scott York contributes to St Albans City… Read more
  • Pregabalin patent – Supreme Court finds the patent… Read more