Abraham Ghaboush

Abraham Ghaboush joined Yeadon IP in 2014. He graduated from the University of Bradford with a Bachelor of Science degree in ICT with Marketing. Abraham is currently working towards qualifying as a Patent Administrator. He is fluent in three languages. He has a keen interest in music and is an accomplished guitarist and session musician. He is currently learning the piano, cello and Saxophone.

Peter French

Peter is a qualified Patent Administrator and is responsible for managing our Leeds office. He has been with the company since 2010. He has ten years of experience in the banking industry. In that time Peter held various roles including Personal Banker, Small Business Manager and Branch Manager.

John Cage

John is a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered Patent Attorney with over twenty years
of experience working in intellectual property. John began his career in intellectual property
as a Patent Examiner in the Electrical Division at the United Kingdom Intellectual Property
Office before moving across to work as a Patent Attorney.

John has a degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering and works across the electrical,
electronic, software and mechanical disciplines, with particular experience in
telecommunications. He has substantial experience in reviewing invention submissions,
drafting and prosecuting patent applications and preparing opinions.

Before working as a consultant to Yeadon IP, John worked as an in-house Patent Attorney for
Nortel Networks and for Dyson.

Christopher Gibbs

Christopher began his career in IP as a Search Examiner at the European Patent Office, working in the field of semiconductors. He then trained as a patent attorney with a leading UK firm.

Christopher’s practice includes drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of electronics, engineering and software engineering. He also provides freedom to operate assessments and due diligence reports in these areas. He has particular experience in advanced micro-engineering, MEMS, microfluidic devices, topical drug applicators, satellite control systems, aero-engines and vehicle braking systems.

Christopher has experience working with a range of organisations including universities, start-up companies, SMEs and major corporates.

Alan Clarke

Alan is a UK and European Patent Attorney having previously worked for a major defence
company. He has extensive experience of patent drafting and prosecution in a wide range of
subject matter including radio and radar communications hardware and signal processing,
fibre optics, millimetre wave imaging, high temperature sensors, display technologies, and
many others.

Alan began his career as an electronics apprentice, before graduating in Electronics with
Computer Science from University College, Swansea. He then worked in the Ministry of
Defence as an engineer, working on various different projects mainly in the areas of radio
communications, and radar systems.

Alistair Hamilton

Alistair is a UK and European Patent Attorney with over 20 years experience in private
practice. Before starting university, he worked in computing and developed control software
for banking machinery, and database and accounting applications. He is proficient in a
number of programming languages.

Alistair handles a range of subject matter in the areas of electrical engineering, computer
software, electronic financial trading systems, e-Commerce systems, electronic control
systems and general mechanical engineering.

Alaric McDermott

Alaric was formerly Head of Legal and Company Secretary of PZ Cussons Plc and its’ various
operating companies. Before joining PZ Cussons he worked for Cussons International Ltd
and then Sandoz SA in Switzerland.

Alaric advises on trade mark matters and provides services in relation to trade marks from
initial freedom to operate advice through to registration and beyond. Alaric is highly
experienced in the handling of trade mark oppositions in the UK and Europe. He also has a
wealth of experience in negotiating and drafting a range of IP agreements including research
and development agreements, technical co-operation agreements and licensing agreements.

He also advises on disputes and mediation in relation to IP.
Alaric is a Registered Trade Mark Agent, a Professional Representative before OHIM, and a
member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

Jonathan Linn

Jonathan specialises in drafting and prosecuting patents in the chemical, pharmaceutical and
general mechanical fields. He has particular experience in organic and polymer chemistry,
detergents and pharmaceuticals. He has frequently represented clients both large small at
hearings, particularly in oppositions, at the European Patent Office.

Jonathan has a particular interest in teaching and training, for many years having been active
in the training of students in the profession and leading numerous seminars on IP to clients,
firms of lawyers and business technology organisations. His other teaching/training activities
have included leading a patent drafting course in Manila, The Philippines (organised and
sponsored by the EC and ASEAN) and for several years acting as an Honorary Lecturer in
the Faculty of Law at the University of Manchester, UK.

Dr Mark Yeadon

Mark holds an honours degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and a
doctorate in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of Birmingham. Since graduating he
has worked in University and Government research laboratories in both the United States and
South East Asia.

For his doctorate, Mark investigated the growth of high temperature superconducting oxide
materials, including thin films formed by laser processing. In the US he worked in the
Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign investigating the growth of semiconductor thin films and nanostructured materials.

He then headed a team of scientists in Singapore developing materials for semiconductor and
optoelectronic devices including nanomaterials. He gained extensive experience in the design
and development of scientific equipment in the US and Singapore, including ultrahigh vacuum
electron microscopes with in-situ materials growth capabilities.

Mark’s practice spans the areas of engineering, physics, materials science and computing.
He handles a range of subject matter including semiconductor materials processing and
device technology. He also handles patent applications in the fields of advanced electronics
and telecommunications, mechanical and structural engineering including automotive and
aeronautical engineering, scientific equipment, instrumentation and computer software.

Mark is also an Examiner for the Patent Examination Board (PEB) that administers the UK
Chartered Patent Attorney professional examinations. He also tutors residential revision
courses on European Law for the European Qualifying Examinations of the European Patent
Office, and on Amendment of UK patent applications for the PEB examinations.