About us


Creation IP Team offers a different experience for our clients.

Our customer focus and continual dialogue with our clients ensures we make decisions based on your interests, and in the interests of your bottom line. Not ours.

OUR ATTORNEYS


BRYN WILLIAMS

EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY
CHARTERED PATENT ATTORNEY

Bryn is a Chartered and European Patent Attorney and a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. Bryn has established an unparalleled reputation for assisting fledgling companies to build solid foundations and focusing his clients on adding value to their business. Bryn also established the award winning Wobbly Williams website after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2007.


DR JOHN COLLINS

EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY
CHARTERED PATENT ATTORNEY
EUROPEAN TRADE MARK ATTORNEY
CHARTERED TRADE MARK ATTORNEY

John is a Chartered and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney who’s technical expertise lies in electronics and particularly in the field of software, Internet and business method patents both in Europe and the US. He has considerable experience of proceedings before the European Patent Office, including oppositions and appeals and also has experience in litigation both in the UK and the USA. During his practice over more than 30 years, he has acted for many different clients on a wide spectrum of intellectual property matters, ranging from prosecuting and managing extensive patent portfolios for corporations to guiding and assisting start-up companies to develop the necessary valuable intellectual property assets to build their business.


DR ANNETTE FLAHERTY

EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY
CHARTERED PATENT ATTORNEY

Annette joined the patent profession in 2001 whilst completing her PhD thesis.  Annette has a PhD and 1st class BEng honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, both obtained following completion of a technical apprenticeship in the earthmoving sector.  As a patent and design attorney Annette has experience working with and advising a range of clients including large multinational companies, SMEs and individuals about UK and European patent and unregistered and registered design protection. Her technical area of specialism is general/mechanical engineering technology, which includes oil and gas technology, renewable energy technology, automotive technology, plumbing technology, optical fibre technology and tobacco technology.


DAVID KESTON

EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY
CHARTERED PATENT ATTORNEY

David understands the strategic value of patents to his clients: multinationals, SMEs and academia alike. His work for those clients in the drafting and prosecution of International, European, UK and US patent applications spans many areas of technology: specialising in computer networks, imaging, photonics, telecommunications systems, as well as consumer electronics and mechanical subject areas.  David also advises in potentially contentious matters including: licensing, patent landscaping, ‘freedom to use’ and infringement issues.  David is a member of the Litigation Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).


MIKE McPHERSON

EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY

Mike is a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered Chemist.  Mike works across a wide range of technology including mechanical devices, oil and gas, renewable energy, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and drink, and manufacturing process technology in general.  Mike’s day-to-day work includes drafting, filing, and prosecuting patent applications and advising clients on filing strategy. Experience includes acting for clients at opposition and appeal hearings in front of the European Patent Office.


JOHN GRAY

CONSULTANT
EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY
CHARTERED PATENT ATTORNEY

John is a Chartered and European Patent Attorney accustomed to dealing with a wide range of technologies including especially electronics, physics and computing. John believes in the Vital Spark ™ – the clear and complete communication of difficult ideas between the inventors, their business managers and investors, and the patent examiners, lawyers and judges who rule upon them. Since 2015 John has worked as a consultant to Creation IP, involved in drafting and prosecution, as well as oppositions and litigation support.


OUR OPERATIONS TEAM


KAREN MCCARTNEY

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Karen McCartney is the Operation Director for Creation IP Ltd.  She is a qualified CIPA (Patent) and CITMA (Trademark) Administrator and has worked within the UK IP profession for 30 years gaining a wealth of formalities knowledge and experience. Karen is recognised across the UK profession in her field and has contributed to the build and development of multiple docketing systems. Karen is responsible for the Patent and Trademark paralegal and administration teams covering all aspects of IP prosecution before the European Patent Office and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office from filing through examination to grant.


SIOBHAN INGLIS

SENIOR PARALEGAL

Siobhan is a Qualified CITMA Trade Mark Paralegal and CIPA Patent Administrator who joined Creation IP in 2016.

Having worked in IP since 2003, Siobhan has gained a wealth of experience in patent, trade mark and design administration; records, formalities and renewals; with particular expertise in creating and implementing procedures and processes. Siobhan is responsible for overseeing the Patent and Trade Mark administration team at Creation IP and is currently studying towards a Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management.


TONY HAMILL

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Having spent over 20 years advising a range of clients on business, particularly at start up and early-stage growth, Tony brings a wealth of experience to his role with Creation IP. Tony continues to assist start-up companies through the University of Strathclyde’s Inspire Supporters Programme (Formerly Strathclyde Enterprise Partners)  of which he was one of the original members. He has both worked and delivered consultancy for a range of organisations including The University of Strathclyde,  Business Link London, The Scottish Institute for Enterprise, Business Gateway, and Scottish Enterprise. Tony is also a co-founder of Asura Financial Technologies Limited, a provider of cutting-edge software solutions to industry.


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