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David is a Chartered UK andEuropean Patent Attorney. David entered the profession in 2009 and joined Bailey Walsh & Co. early in 2012, and became a partner of the firm in January 2020. David holds an 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.
David’s work covers a broad range of technologies, with a focus predominantly on mechanical and engineering patent matters, drafting patent applications and prosecuting them through to grant. More broadly, David advises his clients in all aspects of intellectual property and how they may best protect their innovations, brands and overall IP portfolio.
David spends the majority of his time in our Leeds Head Office, but he is also responsible for managing and running our Newcastle office. David is also currently training to qualify as a Chartered UK Trade Mark Attorney.
Phil is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney as well as a Chartered 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.
The multidisciplinary nature of Phil’s doctorate, mixing the disciplines of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, gave him a solid grounding in many areas of technology including asymmetric chemical synthesis, catalysis, enzymatic reactions, high pressure systems supercritical fluids. As a result Phil handles a broad range of technical subject matter in patent drafting and prosecution including artificial intelligence and medical devices.
Alongside Phil’s patent work he manages clients’ trade mark and design portfolios 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.
Niall is an Intellectual Property attorney with over 25 years private practice and in-house experience gained in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, and is a Consultant to Bailey Walsh Europe Limited in relation to matters at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for Trade Mark and Design matters.
Niall qualified as an Irish Barrister-at-Law in July 1993 and subsequently as a Registered Trade Mark Attorney in 1994. He spent five years at a leading Intellectual Property law practice in Dublin and then moved to London in 1998 where he worked in senior roles for leading law firms. In Switzerland, Niall worked as an in-house Trade Mark advisor to one of the world’s largest broadcasting and media companies and is now resident in his country of birth, Ireland.
Niall has extensive multi-jurisdictional legal experience in the clearance, protection, enforcement and exploitation of brands, trade marks, logos and designs.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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,and also at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO). Alex works closely with lawyers in the UK and abroad in both the enforcement and defence of our clients’ patent rights.
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.
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. 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.