Meet The Experts

Our continued success is largely due to the exceptional academic and professional ability of our technical staff, as well as our personalised service.

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Paul B Dyson

Paul is a Chartered Secretary, a Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, and a European Community Trade Mark Attorney. He joined Bailey Walsh & Co. in 1984 after working in industry for several years, and became a partner of the Firm in 1997. Paul holds an honours degree in Law from The University of Sheffield.

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Paul is responsible for Trade Mark and Registered Design matters within the firm and has extensive experience in the prosecution and enforcement of Trade Mark Rights both in the UK and Overseas. He has an impressive repertoire of clients which he has acquired as a result of his excellent reputation, ranging from large multinational companies to assisting in the protection of start-up companies.

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Paul undertakes extensive licensing work for Trade Marks, and is well aware of the ability to use Trade Marks to extend protection for the commercial aspects of a business beyond the expiry of other Intellectual Property Rights and therefore extend the revenue which can be generated.

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Phillip Stephenson

Phil is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney as well as a registered Trade Mark Attorney and Patent Attorney Litigator. Phil joined Bailey Walsh in December 2006 after a year as a Business Science Fellow at the University of Nottingham gaining experience in how to extract value from the University’s expertise and IP portfolio. Phil holds an MSci and PhD in Chemistry, also from the University of Nottingham.

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The multidisciplinary nature of Phil’s doctorate, which was at the interface between Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, has given him a solid grounding in many areas of technology including asymmetric chemical synthesis, catalysis, high pressure systems and compressed gases and supercritical fluids. As a result Phil handles a broad range of technical subject matter in patent drafting and prosecution.

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Alongside Phil’s patent work he has become increasingly involved in trade marks and designs and has represented many national and international clients before the UK Trade Marks Registry and at the European Office, in both prosecution work, opposition and invalidation actions.

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Alexandra Tomkinson

Alex is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney. She joined Bailey Walsh & Co. in 1998 and became a partner of the Firm in 2005. Alex holds a BA in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Medical Physiology & Biochemical Pathways, both from Cambridge University. Alex has been awarded a number of academic prizes for achievement both at University and in her professional career.

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Alex has an excellent grounding in a wide range of scientific disciplines including biochemistry, chemistry, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, genetics, microbiology and cell biology. Although Alex’s academic background has been largely in the field of biotechnology and life sciences, she has gained substantial experience in the technical fields of electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as telecommunications.

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Alex advises predominantly in patent, design and copyright issues. Alex has a depth of experience in representing clients at Opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office, at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) and at the High Court on appeal from the UK IPO. Alex works closely with lawyers in the UK and abroad in both the enforcement and defence of our client’s patent rights.

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Graham Wood

Graham is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney. He joined Bailey Walsh & Co. in 1990 and became a partner of the Firm in 1997. Graham holds a Masters of Engineering degree from The University of Strathclyde.

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Having gained experience in all Intellectual Property matters, Graham now deals almost exclusively with patents and provides detailed advice in this field. His work ranges from the prosecution of new patent applications to the provision of specific advice for prosecution strategies in the UK, Europe and across the world, having had extensive experience of patent procedures in the European, United States, Japan, China, Eurasion, and African Regional and International Patent Systems. Graham represents many clients at Opposition and Appeal Proceedings at the European Patent Office and works closely with lawyers in the UK and abroad in both the enforcement and defence of patents.

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He is also extensively involved in advising on patent licensing issues, the assessment of the value of third party patent portfolios and the development of strategies to allow clients to generate patent portfolios to develop income streams is also an important area of his expertise.

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David Corbyn

David is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney. David entered the profession in 2009 and joined Bailey Walsh & Co. early in 2012. David holds a MChem (Hons.) degree in Chemistry from Durham University where he gained a good understanding of all areas of Chemistry. In addition, David has industrial experience in the pharmaceuticals sector and academic experience in particle science and engineering.

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David advises clients in respect of patent, design and copyright issues and has particular experience in UK and European patent prosecution as well as opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office. David has also been involved in the prosecution of patent portfolios in foreign jurisdictions such as China and the US.

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Michelle Kellett

Michelle is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney and joined Bailey Walsh as an assistant. During her time at Bailey Walsh Michelle has gained a wealth of experience providing support to our trade mark attorneys.

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Michelle was also responsible for trade mark formalities at Bailey Walsh before qualification, building on her extensive experience of filing procedures and official requirements for obtaining registered trade marks throughout the world and in particular Europe, North and South America as well as the Middle and Far East.