Dr. Julian M. Potter
Partner, WP Thompson; London
Interactive Workshop Leader
Dr. Julian M. Potter’s practice encompasses all physics based disciplines, in particular telecommunications and associated technologies including design and fabrication; semiconductors; optics; control systems; software; cryptography; mechanical engineering; nanotechnology; mechanical devices; nuclear physics and imaging; electronics and micro-processor design; voice recognition and text-to-speech conversion and oil services technology. He has wide experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and representing clients before both the UK Intellectual Property Office, and the European Patent Office. Patent specifications are prepared such that they meet the requirements of the major patent offices throughout the world such as the USPTO, JPO and SIPO.
As well as being a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Trade Mark Attorney, Dr. Potter is also an experienced Patent Attorney Litigator. He has been involved in both Patents Court and Patents County Court litigation covering a wide range of technologies ranging from cryptographic key exchange architecture (Irdeto v Telewest), design methods for oil exploration drill bits (Halliburton v Smith), GPS applications (GPS Industries v Prolink), automotive manufacturing (Kuka & Thompson Friction Welding v Michael Dorsett & Magna International Inc) and biodegradeable films (Innovia Films Ltd v Fritolay North America, Inc.).
Whilst an in-house patent manager, Dr. Potter gained wide experience of the commercial and strategic value of intellectual property on a global scale and regularly advise clients on the development, exploitation and enforcement of a global intellectual property portfolio.
Dr. Potter provides representation in contentious matters such as oppositions and appeals in the European Patent Office, proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the UK Courts; and advisory work including infringement and validity opinions, freedom to operate, due diligence and product clearances.