Philip Naylor
Associate

Over the years, Philip has worked with some of the world’s most well-known technology companies. However, he particularly enjoys using his expertise to assist early stage businesses. Philip has a great deal of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of different countries. The majority of Philip’s practice is focussed on UK, European and US patent applications. As well as drafting and prosecution, Philip has been involved in due diligence exercises and contentious matters, such as oppositions at the European Patent Office.

Philip is adept at working in a variety of different technical areas. His experience ranges from work regarding medical devices to augmented reality systems. Philip especially likes arguing in favour of the patentability of software inventions. In addition, Philip has a particular interest in registered design protection and is a registered European Design attorney.

Before joining Carpmaels & Ransford in 2017, Philip worked for a full service law-firm based in London. Previously, Philip has worked for private practice patent attorney firms in the UK and Australia.

Philip graduated from Durham University with a Master’s degree in engineering. Philip’s degree specialised in electronics, but covered a wide range of technical disciplines. His final year project investigated the application of convergent cellular automata to compression and encryption algorithms.

Before university and during his studies, Philip worked at one of the UK’s largest defence technology companies. During this time he was involved in a number of commercial and military projects.

Outside of the office, Philip is a keen skier and enjoys travelling. He is also an active runner and has completed the Paris marathon.

Qualifications
  • MEng (Electronic Engineering)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Design Attorney