Charles is a European patent attorney and a UK patent attorney specialising in electronics, telecommunications and general engineering. Charles has extensive experience in patent drafting and prosecution in all major jurisdictions, as well as in emerging markets. Having previously worked within an international intellectual property law firm and leading patent firms, Charles have considerable experience in prosecuting patents to a high standard for some well-known multinational companies in the telecommunications field.
With a broad and solid technical background in technologies and engineering, he works on patents concerning electronics, telecommunications, IT hardware, software, networks, image processing, semiconductors as well as automobiles, heavy machinery, medical devices and optical technologies. He is interested in procuring patent protection for computer implemented and business process inventions, and has worked on numerous patents essential to telecommunications standards.
Charles is also experienced in providing infringement and validity advice and performing freedom-to-operate analysis. Charles holds a UK Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate and has been involved in numerous contentious matters including patent litigations and European patent oppositions. He was a lead attorney in providing infringement and validity advice in the UK patent litigation case Philips Electronics N.V v Nintendo Europe GmbH  EWHC.
As a native Mandarin speaker, Charles has advised a few well-known Chinese corporations and a leading Chinese university with respect to patent protection and enforcement in Europe. He also has a particular interest and excellent knowledge in advising patent protection and enforcement in China.