Julian M. Potter


Year Qualified: UK: 1994; EPO: 1995

A Patent and European Trade Mark Attorney and Intellectual Property litigator, Julian’s practice encompasses all physics based disciplines, including: telecommunications; antenna design; semiconductors; optics; control systems; software; cryptography; mechanical engineering; nanotechnology; medical devices; nuclear physics, imaging; electronics and microprocessors; voice recognition, text-to-speech conversion and oil services technology. He has wide experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications for the UK Intellectual Property Office and European Patent Office, and before patent offices throughout the world.

Julian represents clients in contentious matters including oppositions and appeals before the Patent Offices and UK Courts; and in infringement and validity opinions, freedom to operate opinions, due diligence investigations, IP strategy, and product clearances.

Julian holds a Higher Courts Litigation Certificate entitling him to conduct IP litigation in the courts. He has been involved in both Patents Court and Patents County Court (now the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court) litigation covering a wide range of technologies ranging from cryptographic key exchange architecture (Irdeto v Telewest), design methods for oil exploration drill bits (Halliburton v Smith), GPS applications (GPS Industries v Prolink), automotive manufacturing (Kuka & Thompson Friction Welding v Michael Dorsett & Magna International Inc) and biodegradeable films (Innovia Films Ltd v Fritolay North America, Inc.).

While an in-house patent manager Julian gained wide experience of the commercial and strategic value of intellectual property on a global scale and regularly applies that experience to advising clients on the development, exploitation and enforcement of a global intellectual property portfolio.

Contact details

07740 47 1776/jmp@wpt.co.uk

Year Qualified



2008: LLM in Intellectual Property Litigation, Nottingham Trent University
1990: PhD in Physics for thesis entitled "Study of a Quasi-Optical Power Combiner", Royal Holloway &
1986: BSc in Physics with Microcomputing, Royal Holloway & Bedford New College


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
European Patent Institute (European Patent Attorney)
Chartered Physicist
Member of the Institute of Physics
Member of the Institute of Technology