Marc Morgan BSc. (Hon’s)
European Patent Attorney
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
Marc has twenty years experience in industrial patent practice over a great range of technologies from complex telecommunications to mechanical subject matter. He fully understands the needs of in-house departments and is also able to give the direction often required by SMEs for the building of a commercially meaningful IP portfolio.
He has worked in the patents department of GEC, Dowty Aerospace, BT Plc and Motorola. In the process of a portfolio and invention spotting review at Motorola he co-invented a method of communications output amplifier training GB2321574. Very client focused and tough in negotiations, he was known for a while as “The Beast Of Basingstoke” following the successful defence and conclusion of a patent litigation suit in which Marc persuaded the patent proprietor to grant a royalty free licence. He acted in a number of opposition proceedings at the EPO for Motorola and GSM. He fostered close relationships with the various research centres and commercial departments.
Marc was lured away from Motorola by Siemens Shared Services where his wide ranging practice catered for the needs of a diverse range of clients owned by Siemens. Subject matter included domestic and industrial electrical switching and trunking, to defence related inventions including missiles, RADAR and, more significantly,aircraft multilateration which is a passive aircraft location technique employed by aviation authorities. This latter subject matter was a significant part of Marc’s work and value added to the client. Proactively, Marc encouraged the business to instigate a program of enhancing the patent portfolio to counter any potential patent threats and to provide licensing opportunities. The portfolio was licensed for a multimillion Euro fee.
Before joining Maschio & Soames, Marc worked for Invensys rail as their in-house IP Counsel where he continued to exploit his skills in communicating complex intellectual property matters to Senior management in a readily understandable manner.
A practical individual, in his spare time Marc enjoys DIY and bricklaying. To relax he flies model aircraft and, on occasions, he writes poetry some of which has been read on national radio.