PERSONNEL AND EXPERTISE
UK & European Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney
BEng, ACGI, AMIChemE, EPA, CPA, MITMA
EUROPEAN AND UK PATENT AND TRADE MARK ATTORNEY
Tim Blower is the founder of IP-Active.com Ltd.
Engineer & Inventor
After graduating with an honours degree in Chemical Engineering and Management Science from Imperial College, London, Tim spent a number of years working in industry, responsible for product and process development in food manufacture and building materials.
Even during this period, much of Tim's work involved patents and trade marks. He is a named inventor on a number of patents.
Award Winning Design
One of the products both designed and developed by Tim was awarded a "Millennium Product Award" by the UK Design Council.
Intellectual Property Qualifications and Experience
Tim subsequently retrained as a European and UK Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney, and achieved the relatively rare distinction these days of qualifying by examination in both professions. During more than a decade as a Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney, Tim has worked with a wide variety of clients from individuals to multi nationals and universities, across a range of technologies, on both patents and trade marks.
Enhancing Business Value – Professional, Approachable, Cost Effective
Tim has particular experience in dealing with individuals and SMEs. His background in practically developing and launching new products gives him an excellent insight into the needs of such clients.
"I really enjoy working with individuals and small businesses. Over the last ten years I've seen many small businesses grow as a result of having a solid IP foundation and strategy, which really does enhance business value."
"My conviction is that many firms of patent and trade mark attorneys do not serve individuals and SMEs well, as they are driven by large clients and in house charging targets. I believe the opportunity exists to provide a professional, approachable and cost effective service aimed at such clients, and that such a service will prove attractive to a broad range of clients, from individuals to large companies and multi-nationals."
Local and International Intellectual Property (IP) Experience
Tim has experience of preparing, filing and prosecuting UK, European and International (PCT) applications, and foreign applications through a network of foreign associates, and including EPO oral proceedings and oppositions. Tim specialises in engineering and chemical technology.
Tim has experience of preparing, filing and prosecuting UK and Community design applications, and foreign applications through a network of foreign associates.
Tim has experience of preparing, filing and prosecuting UK and Community and International (Madrid Protocol) trade mark applications, and foreign applications through a network of foreign associates. Tim has experience of acting in UK and Community oppositions, invalidity and revocation proceedings.
Tim has also acted for clients in enforcing IP rights, undertaking searches, providing infringement opinions, and defending clients against infringement claims.
On a personal note:
Tim was born in Coventry, went to Imperial College, London and lives in Derbyshire near Ashbourne on the edge of the Peak District. He has strong links with Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and the West Midlands.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
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