Chartered Patent Attorney, Registered Trade Mark Attorney
A senior member of the UK Profession with over fifty years experience in private and industrial practise, Alan joined the Profession in 1958. His first position was with Power Jets Limited, a company set up to develop and exploit patents directed to gas turbines for aircraft and industrial use, jump jet technology and hovercrafts. In 1966 he entered private practise with an established Firm of Attorneys before joining the British Steel Corporation (now Tata) Patent Department. In 1982 he left British Steel with a colleague to set up his own Firm in Surrey which quickly grew to a medium ranking Firm of Patent Attorneys employing a significant number of qualified and part qualified patent attorneys.
Alan loves the work he does so much that he will never truly retire from it, but now spends only a couple of days in the office, but that's not say he is not working whilst he is at home. Modern day technology allows him to continue his passion wherever he may find himself. His vast experience in patent, design and trade mark prosecution, including litigation before the High Court, the Patents Court and in several overseas territories including USA, Italy, France, Holland and Germany continues to prove invaluable to Agile IP.
Alan is a lifelong supported of West Ham United FC. He often says that he finds this more hair-raising than running the businesses he has had over the years.