Richard is a UK and European Patent Attorney who entered the Patent profession in 2008. Richard has a first class degree in Engineering Physics with a final year dissertation based on the development of new solar cell technologies. Richard also has a PhD in Materials Analysis, with his research being centred on the detection and analysis of intermetallic materials in processed coated steel strip materials.
Richard has real world engineering experience in the areas of instrumentation design and computer test system development for global companies. In particular, he had led projects in the design of meteorological instrumentation leading to the patenting of advanced weather detection systems.
Originally trained as a Patent Attorney in private practice, he has worked in a wide range of fields including consumer goods, construction, automotive, aerospace and telecommunications for clients ranging from individuals to household name multinational companies.
Richard also worked for six years as a lead patent attorney in-house at a global automotive manufacturer covering technologies in the fields of electrical systems, human-machine interfaces, infotainment, telematics, powertrain, body structures and chassis electronics, and also headed up a patent team working in the field of vehicle electrification.
Outside of work, Richard enjoys spending time with his family, walking, and the occasional game of football.