Ross Walker

Partner

UK Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Unified Patent Court Representative

Contact

Call: +44 (0) 151 255 2180
Email: rwalker@forresters-ip.com
Office Location: Liverpool

Ross has been in the patent profession for nearly 30 years and does a lot of opposition and appeal work before the EPO. He has also been involved in litigation before the UK Patents Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Ross is also very experienced in successfully running restoration actions before the EPO and the UK IPO.

Work Highlights

Ross was part of the team that successfully defended a patent covering the TAXUS stent, which went all the way to the Supreme Court in the UK (Conor Medystems Inc. vs. Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc.) He was also the attorney responsible for the now much-cited Board of Appeal decision T1780/12, which dealt with the scope of the different formats of therapeutic use claims and double patenting before the European Patent Office.

Technical Specialism

With a technical background in biochemistry, Ross primarily specialises in providing advice in the fields of food technology, immunology, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals including biologics and medical devices.

Ross’ Clients

He works with a number of in-house patent attorneys in securing patent protection for their companies in the UK and in Europe. He also advises on enforcement strategies and “clearing the path” strategies. He enjoys helping his clients to utilise patents as a commercial tool, and finds it rewarding to ensure that they get the most benefit from it.

Education & Training

Ross has a B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry and an M.Sc in The Management of Intellectual Property Law.

Interests

In his spare time, Ross is a keen sportsperson and regularly plays golf and tennis; back permitting! He is also a season ticket holder at Liverpool Football Club and loves going to Anfield on match days and joining in with the fans’ rendition of the iconic Anfield anthem, “You’ll never walk alone”.