Kevin is a European Patent Attorney and Head of the Patent Prosecution group of Simmons & Simmons, specialising in commercially-focused patent prosecution advice, and contentious proceedings at the European Patent Office.
He specialises in the electronics, telecommunications, and medical device technical areas, with a particular emphasis on helping clients obtain, defend, and enforce commercially valuable patent portfolios. Kevin advises clients from small start-ups to multinationals on all aspects of the patent process. He has particular expertise in cellular technologies and has considerable experience in protecting and exploiting essential patents for such technologies.
Kevin is an expert in contentious matters, with an enviable success rate in oppositions at the European Patent Office. He helps clients manage international patent portfolios, including procedures to ensure the most valuable protection is obtained in each jurisdiction.
Kevin advises clients in complex patent litigation matters, working as an integrated part of the IP group with specialist litigators. He has experience of litigation in the UK Courts, and in a number of international jurisdictions.