Mike is an expert in patent matters relating to digital technologies, and in particular artificial intelligence (AI). Mike is the lead partner on our AI Reports, in which we studied the impact of the spectacular growth in AI on patent filings at the European Patent Office (EPO) over the last two decades.
Mike’s background in Computer Science, in which he holds a master’s degree from University of Manchester, gives him the ideal technical foundation to understand his client’s inventions in all matters of digital technologies. In addition to artificial intelligence, Mike has extensive experience of patent matters relating to all aspects of computer science, including signal processing, image analysis, communications protocols, computer graphics. Mike also is also an expert in the area of lithographic systems, analogue and digital electronics.
Mike's uses his technical expertise and commercial focus to advise a broad range of clients from large multinational companies to universities and SMEs. Mike’s international practice means that he is fluent in drafting and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world, and advising clients to navigate contentious matters.
Mike is also the partner responsible for both Marks & Clerk’s Training Academy and our Client Academy.