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ABOUT US

Optimus Patents was established in 2002, as a niche, specialist, patent acquisition firm, and since then has become a trusted advisor to many world-class multinational companies. We strive to differentiate ourselves by offering a more commercial, pro-active and creative service, adding value to our clients’ businesses at every stage of the patent process.

Optimus offers a range of services. The core of our work comprises patent drafting and the prosecution of patent applications in jurisdictions around the world, and in particular Europe and the US. More specialised work involves pro-active brainstorming sessions at client’s offices, and competitor activity profiling. Our clients select a range of services to fulfil their needs at any given time.

Our services guide a client from the initial decision-making process of whether or not to seek patent protection, through comprehensive and skilled drafting of the patent specification, to efficient and appropriate patent prosecution. We ensure that our clients secure the maximum protection possible at the earliest opportunity.

Optimus has extensive experience of patent drafting and filing, gained both in industry and private practice. With both Industrial and Private practice experience, Optimus’ Attorneys are able to provide first rate commercial insight to assist clients’ in the development of their portfolio and the intellectual protection of their business.

After Brexit, Optimus Patents will be able continue to fully represent our clients before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO).

OUR PEOPLE

Click on a member of the Optimus team to find out more

Tony Wray
Director

Mandy Hunt
Snr. Patent Administrator

Colin Treleven
Snr. Patent Attorney

Lisa Kennedy
Patent Administrator

Pippa Tolfts
Snr. Patent Attorney

Elita Huang
Patent Administrator

Frank Scutch
US Patent Attorney

Helene Archer
Finance Manager

Siok Goh
Commercial Attorney

Kim Wray
Business Development Manager

Tony Wray
Director

Colin Treleven
Snr. Patent Attorney

Pippa Tolfts
Snr. Patent Attorney

Frank Scutch
US Patent Attorney

Siok Goh
Commercial Attorney

Mandy Hunt
Snr. Patent Administrator

Lisa Kennedy
Patent Administrator

Elita Huang
Patent Administrator

Helene Archer
Finance Manager

Kim Wray
Business Development Manager

WHAT MAKES OPTIMUS UNIQUE?

Optimus has both European/UK and US Offices together with corresponding Attorneys that are able to support concurrent, coordinated and streamlined EP/UK and US filing and prosecution strategies. Optimus’ Attorneys have an unparalleled wealth of experience in patent drafting and patent prosecution of cases at the EP/UK and US Patent Offices (in addition to PCT filings and patent prosecution in far-east countries). This experience has been gained over many years in both industry and private practice. Optimus’s Attorney Team is also able to gain better success and add value for our clients as some of our Attorneys have worked as Patent Examiners for the USPTO and EPO … thereby providing ‘insider’ knowledge and understanding of how Patent Examiners are trained to approach the examination of our clients’ patent applications.

Optimus is a niche patent firm specialising in Telecommunications, Electronics, Software, Semiconductor and Renewable technologies (rather than a generalist patent firm that supports all and sundry technologies). Optimus’ clients in these technologies instruct us, in order to attain, or to ensure they maintain their market dominance through IP protection.

The quality of Optimus’ patent drafting and prosecution is truly ‘World-Class’, resulting in a success rate of c.93%+ allowance/grant on the patented inventions that Optimus’ Attorneys have drafted and prosecuted, and a success rate of c.80%+ on the patent applications that clients have transferred from us that were drafted by other firms. The patent portfolios of many hundreds of cases that we have developed with our clients have been sold for many £10m’s.

Optimus’ Attorneys’ technical knowledge and ability to describe and enhance the patent specifications is unequalled. Tony Wray, the Director, has 20+ granted patent (families) as a Researcher and an inventor, prior to joining the patent profession. New clients are recommended to approach us based on their (or their colleague’s) personal experience, our skill-set, quality of our work, success rate and our reputation.

We are an inclusive and collaborative firm. By this, we mean that we place a great deal of weight on building relationships with our clients that result in mutual trust. We don’t just work on cases; we invest our own time in building excellent, lasting relationships with our clients so that we can better understand their businesses. It is through building excellent relationships that we believe that we can further the patent portfolio interests of our clients to the best of our abilities. In this manner, we perform an “in-house service as an Outside Counsel” (Sony UK Patent Manager). Driven by our enthusiasm for the technical fields that we specialise in, and the enjoyment in the work, we strive to provide the best possible service to our clients. For some clients, our range of services additionally includes: advising on internal innovation processes, invention reviews, brainstorming or advanced inventing sessions, product invention extraction, portfolio development, invoicing, bespoke portfolio reports, etc.

We also utilise our excellent network of foreign agents and associates who assist us with foreign filing our client’s applications worldwide. As a consequence, Optimus’ reputation and client base continues to grow rapidly.

PUBLICATIONS

Tony Wray presented at the 2003 IBC International Conference on Patent Portfolio Management in London.

Tony Wray presented, in August 2016, an International Webinar with Rudy Kratz of Fitch, Even, Tabin and Flannery (Chicago, US) on the status and development of the European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC).

Colin Treleven’s paper for a new motivation of the EPO fee structure, in order to change Applicants habits and EPO fees, was published by the European Patents Institute in 2009.

An Audio Recording of the August 2016 International Webinar is also available, upon request.

Clients trust us to get it right, and we do.

Contact Information

Head Office:
Peak Hill House, Steventon, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 3AZ, UK
Telephone:
+44 (0)1256 782938
Fax:
+44 (0)1256 782608
Email:
info@optimus-patents.com

UK Office:
Barn C, Hendra, Tremethick Cross, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8UD, UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 1736 361058

US Office:
McKay Tower, 146 Monroe Center; N.W. | Suite 604, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, USA
Telephone: +1(616) 551-0375
Fax: 484.805.3307

Spanish Office:
Oasis Business Centre, Oficina 9, Ctra. de Cádiz km 176, 29602 Marbella, Málaga, Spain

Helpful Links

UKIPO - Intellectual Property Office

EPO - European Patent Office

USPTO - United States Patent and Trademark Office

EUIPO - European Union Intellectual Property Office

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