Paul is the senior professional support lawyer in the UK Patents Group, specialising in advising and teaching on contentious patent matters.
Paul has a particular interest in the life sciences sector, having begun his career as a scientist and taken a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Oxford. He publishes and speaks on patent law widely and is an author of the critically acclaimed A Practitioner's Guide to European Patent Law and A User's Guide to Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences.
|Since 2013 - present||Senior Patents Professional Support Lawyer, Taylor Wessing|
|2010 - 2012||Intellectual Property Professional Support Lawyer, Simmons & Simmons|
|1999 - 2010||Senior Associate, Herbert Smith|
|1989 - 1992||Bench chemist, GSK predecessor company|
|2002||Intellectual property diploma, Bristol University|
|2001||Admitted as a lawyer, England & Wales|
|1993||Doctorate, Oxford University|
|1993||Honours, Chemistry, Edinburgh University|
Editorial Board, Intellectual Property Life Sciences Review