Greg Smith

Senior Associate

UK Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Unified Patent Court Representative

Contact

Call: +44 (0) 121 236 0484
Email: gsmith@forresters-ip.com
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Office Location: Birmingham

Greg is primarily involved in drafting and filing patent and design applications at the UK and European Patent Offices, as well as utilising his global network to assist clients in obtaining protection overseas. He has considerable experience in completing freedom to operate work for clients, ensuring they do not infringe competitors’ IP rights.  He also has substantial experience with European oppositions, working to assist his clients in revoking their competitors’ European patents.

In addition, he has considerable experience in assisting clients in litigation matters to help them achieve the outcome they desire.

Work highlights

He was involved in a number of parallel proceedings involving multiple European patents where the client was being sued. He assisted in preparing oppositions for these patents and also assisted Counsel with the parallel Court case to these.  They were successful on all fronts.

He has also assisted with preparing and obtaining patents which have gone on to become lucrative sources of revenue for clients, particularly in view of Patent Box.

Technical specialism

Greg has a background in Physics, has a particular interest in medical devices, and is always keen to learn about new technologies when given the opportunity.

His day-to-day work includes technology in the following areas:

  • medical devices
  • fast moving consumer goods (FMCG)
  • optical devices
  • additive manufacturing
  • aerospace and defence
  • civil engineering

Education & Training

Greg holds a First Class BSc in Physics from the University of Leicester and was one of the top performing undergraduates in his year.

Greg’s Clients

Greg enjoys working with a range of clients from start-ups all the way through to large multi-nationals.  He particularly enjoys working closely with businesses to help them identify innovations they have developed and the advantages they can obtain by leveraging these effectively through obtaining IP.  He also enjoys working with overseas attorneys to help them assist their clients in obtaining the protection they need.

Personal Interests

When not at work, Greg can often be found catching up on all the latest Star Wars and Marvel series or helping his step-children build all things possible out of Lego.