- BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering — University of Aberdeen
- Chartered Patent Attorney/European Patent Attorney
- Professional Representative before EUIPO
Rob deals primarily with patents, working with clients involved in the fields of general and mechanical engineering. He specialises in medical devices, inventions relating to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, and filtration equipment.
Rob has over 20 years’ experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications. He has considerable experience of securing protection for his clients’ inventions in overseas territories, including before the European Patent Office and in the USA. He has advised clients ranging from major multi-national corporations through to universities and SMEs. He also has experience of contentious matters, including assisting clients in enforcing their rights and defending their commercial positions through the courts.
Rob worked for Scottish-based patent attorney firms for 12 years prior to joining UDL, gaining significant experience of inventions in the oil & gas exploration and production industry. Rob entered the profession in 1996. He joined UDL in 2008 and became a partner in 2014.