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Alban Patent Services was founded by Iain Whitaker, an experienced UK Chartered Patent Attorney ( UK Patent Agent) and European Patent Attorney

Iain Whitaker is a Chartered UK Patent Agent and European Patent Attorney with over eighteen years
of experience in the profession.

Organisational Memberships:
  • Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Member of the European Patent Institute (EPI)
  • Regulated by IPReg
  • Recognised Representative for the Registered Community Design (OHIM)
You can find Iain on the statutory Register of Patent Attorneys, a listing of those who are qualified by examination to practise before the UK Intellectual Property Office - The Register of Patent Attorneys
Prior to setting up Alban Patent Services, Iain worked at the largest firm of patent agents in the UK - Marks & Clerk, St Albans. As a Senior Associate attorney, he acted for a wide range of clients - from individual inventors, small start-ups and SMEs through to leading universities and the largest international blue-chip corporations.
Iain Whitaker has comprehensive expertise across the complete spectrum of intellectual property rights including patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights and know-how.
Iain Whitaker has extensive experience of patenting inventions and ideas across a diverse range of industrial / technological sectors such as:
  • Mechanical and Electro-mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices and Laboratory Consummables
  • Oil & Gas
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Defence
  • Manufacturing
  • IT
Furthermore, Iain Whitaker has successfully challenged, defended and enforced patent rights in many of these technologies through European oppositions and appeals, and UK infringement and revocation actions.
Iain Whitaker also specialises in protection of the aesthetic aspects of product designs, both via the automatic rights
(such as UK and Community Unregistered Design Rights and copyright), as well as registered rights including UK and Community Registered designs.
He has successfully handled enforcement of rights in designs both in pre-litigation negotiations and in court cases.

Alban Patent Services LP
* The Old Pump House, 1a Stone Cross, St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK, AL1 4AA,

Tel: 0044 (0)1727 860 971

* Parallel House, 32 London Road, Guildford, Surrey, UK, GU1 2AB,

Tel: 0044 (0)1483 905 470