Ben’s expertise includes patent prosecution across a variety of technical fields including medical devices, mobile communications, consumer electronics, micro-fabrication, micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS), and network devices and architectures. He also has particular experience in the automotive sector. Ben often advises clients on the patentability of computer-related inventions and enjoys devising filing and prosecution strategies to fully utilise a patent portfolio. Ben has also handled many oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office, both as opponent and defendant.
Ben’s interest and capability in the automotive sector combined with his expertise and knowledge of the electronics and mobile communications sectors, places him well to advise vehicle manufactures and OEMs as the automotive sector moves toward connected and autonomous vehicles.
Ben entered the profession at a top-tier patent firm in 2007 after completing a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the field of micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) and joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2013.
When not in the office, Ben can be found skimming stones on the Solent with his family or working out which DIY job to do next.
- MEng Electronic Engineering (University of Southampton)
- PhD Electrical & Electronic Engineering (University of Southampton)
- Chartered Patent Attorney
- European Patent Attorney