Ben has over 20 years' experience in advising companies on the strategic management, commercialisation and protection of their valuable intellectual property. He has worked with clients in a number of industries, including bio-pharma, IT, food and drink, energy, and university technology transfer. He has advised many different types of client, including multinational corporations, SMEs, lenders, and academic institutions on issues relating to the commercialisation and licensing of IP. Ben spent two years in Shanghai, where he managed his previous firm’s China business and Asia commercial IP groups, and has internationally-recognised expertise in advising on strategies for the protection, commercialisation and management of IP assets in China and Asia.
Ben is widely recognised as a leading IP practitioner. Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine listed him in its 2012 and 2013 editions of IAM Patent 1000 World's Leading Patent Practitioners and the 2012 edition of IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. He was also listed in their IAM Licensing 250: The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners in 2012 and is recognised in Chambers Global and UK Chambers legal directories, whilst Legal Business cited him as an expert in IP and IT in its “Legal Experts 2012.” Ben is a founder member, and Fellow, of the International IP Strategists Association (INTIPSA).
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