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Andy Harding

Equity Partner

UK Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

I graduated from Cardiff University with a first class Masters degree in Integrated Engineering.

My work involves preparing and filing patent and design applications in the UK and Europe; and developing and implementing filing strategies across the world. I have been actively involved in successful opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office and regularly prepare validity and infringement opinions.

My work spans a wide field of technologies, from mechanical inventions, including engine technology, tribology, building construction, medical devices and materials sciences; to electronic and software inventions, including data processing techniques, telecommunication protocols and computing inventions.

Before joining Forresters in 2004, I was a Patent Examiner at the UK Patent Office, gaining insightful knowledge of the inner workings of the UK patent system, allowing me to offer a balanced perspective when handling examiner's objections.

I am a member of CIPA's International Liaison Committee, which helps build relationships between the UK and overseas patent professions, and am also a foreign member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, running, cooking, socialising with friends and, of late, DIY - invariably ending in me having to call in the professionals!



''Patent Star''
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2016

Legal 500 2015

''vast knowledge', and praised for 'swift response time' and 'can-do attitude''
Legal 500 2014


Andy Harding
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  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Metallurgy &amp
  • Medical Devices
  • Designs(registered and unregistered)
  • Copyright