Sean joined Mathys and Squire in 2007. He qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2010 and a European Patent Attorney in 2011
He is an expert in the drafting of IP agreements, IP licences and in the drafting and prosecution of European and British patent applications. His principal areas of technical expertise are electronics, medical devices, and software. Sean is recognised by The Legal 500 for his knowledge of patent portfolio management and advice, with one source commenting that he is ‘technically brilliant and even R&D folks, who are PhDs in their specialist areas, have commended his grasp of new technologies’ (2020 edition).
Sean holds a master’s degree and a PhD in physics, both from the University of Nottingham. Sean’s doctorate related to MRI of the human brain and included work relating to RF and gradient sequences, passive and dynamic shimming, signal sampling schemes, and associated advanced digital signal processing (ICA/PCA, multivariate statistics, recursive time series analysis, and wavelet methods). This work also involved procedural and object-oriented programming for data analysis and for data acquisition and control.