Our Electronic Systems & Circuits team has extensive expertise across a range of electronics technologies, such as ultra low-power sensing systems, audio and RF electronics, vehicle electrification and high voltage electricity generation and distribution systems.

Many of the team’s attorneys have degree-level qualifications in electronic engineering, and all team members have many years’ experience of writing and prosecuting patent applications in the electronics field, giving them the rare ability among patent attorneys to understand and describe electronic systems at the circuit level, which in many cases is crucial to successfully prosecuting a patent application to grant.

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Meet the team

Below are the key members of the Electronic systems & circuits team.

Matthew Howell

Matthew Howell

UK and European Patent Attorney | UPC Representative

An electronic engineer by training, Matthew has drafted and prosecuted applications for a variety of electronics related subject matter, including analogue and mixed-signal circuitry for audio applications, analogue computing, haptic systems, RF receiver architectures, high power electricity distribution systems and vehicle electrification technologies. As lead partner for a multinational electronics client, Matthew is well versed in providing strategic advice  on patent filing programmes  and competitor patent analysis.

Philip Davies

Phil Davies

UK and European Patent Attorney, Irish Patent Agent | UPC Representative

Phil is renowned for his in-depth knowledge of analogue and mixed-signal electronics. Clients prize his thorough approach and attention to detail, as well as his ability to analyse complex technical and legal issues and provide clear and pragmatic advice. Phil has experience of patent prosecution in a wide range of electronics technologies including audio signal processing and data communication, DC-DC converters and power management circuits, MEMS devices and associated circuitry, quantum computing, and high-voltage electricity generation and distribution.

David Lewin

David Lewin

UK and European Patent Attorney | UPC Representative

David is valued by multinationals and SMEs alike for his extensive experience in mixed-signal electronics and electronics systems, allowing him to distil high-quality patent applications from meetings and conversations, devising new circuit diagrams as he goes! He has particular experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of high-speed digital-to-analogue and analogue-to-digital conversion, SoC architecture, processors, haptics, audio systems and inductive charging.

Will Morgan

Will Morgan

UK and European Patent Attorney | UPC Representative

Will holds a Masters degree in electronic engineering with nanotechnology. He is well regarded for his strong client-focused approach, ensuring the highest level of understanding of his clients’ businesses and aims. He has extensive technical expertise in the areas of analogue, digital and mixed signal electronics and semiconductor device design. Particular areas of expertise include audio signal processing, ADCs, DACs, DC-DC convertors, IoT devices, power management (low-power wireless), wireless comms, charge pumps, RF transmission, haptics and biometrics. Will also has substantial MedTech experience in machine-body interface circuitry and signal processing.

owen green

Owen Green

UK Patent Attorney

Owen graduated with a Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and joined HLK in September 2020. During his time at the firm, he has quickly developed a knowledge of our clients’ key technologies in the electronics space. Owen has been involved with the prosecution and drafting of patents for large electronics clients, gaining experience in high-speed ADCs and DACs alongside charge-pumps, power management systems and highly accurate current and voltage sources. As part of his degree, he also participated in an industrial placement at a leading semiconductor manufacturer and developed an understanding of the design and simulation challenges of image-sensor technologies, which remains an interest of his.

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