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Dr Nick Palmer

Senior Associate

UK Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

I am involved in many areas of intellectual property, with much of my time spent advising clients on their ability to sell and protect new products.  This work involves analysing innovative features of a product and reviewing patents and designs registrations owned by third parties worldwide, to ensure that our client is free to make and sell the product.

I have expertise drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a wide range of technologies including computer-implemented and mechanical inventions.  I joined Forresters in 2008 after obtaining a doctorate for my research in the field of computer science, and am now experienced in prosecuting applications relating to software and control systems.

Aside from patent work, I advise clients on design registration and copyright issues. I also take an interest in the rapidly-evolving area of web-based content protection.  I retain an interest in developments in artificial intelligence, and particularly in the areas of machine-learning and autonomous systems.

In my spare time I keep fit by running regularly. I enjoy playing the guitar and listening to live music when I get the chance. I also like to relax by honing my skills in the kitchen, and playing video games.



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Dr Nick Palmer
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email Practice Areas
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Software/Computing
  • Designs(registered and unregistered)
  • Copyright