From Liverpool to Impact -Notes from a patent attorney: IP and innovation careers for researchers

10:00am - 11:00am / Friday 13th May 2022
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Making an Impact 2022
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Have you ever wondered how intellectual property is protected and enforced? Are you working in science, engineering, technical or a mathematics-based field and have considered becoming a patent attorney? Join two Liverpool alumni who went on to become patent attorneys and learn about the industry, what you need to know as a university researcher, and what it is like to be a patent attorney.

Dr Andy Tranter is Managing Partner and Head of Automotive Sector at Barker Brettell LLP. Barker Brettell is a full service IP firm, and handles all aspects of IP including patents, designs and trademarks. Andy specialises in cases involving electronics, engineering and software. Andy regularly works with large multi-national companies within the defence, infrastructure and transport industries to provide advice on patent portfolio management and strategy.

Before becoming a Patent Attorney Andy completed his PhD in optical electronics at Liverpool and worked for a Tier 1 Automotive supplier.