Visiting Lecturer, Bournemouth University.
Ian Hartwell is a practising European Patent Attorney and Chartered Engineer. He has worked as a technologist at Rolls–Royce Aero Engines, as an examiner in automotive technology at the European Patent Office, Munich, and as in-house IP Manager for Cambridge microtechnology companies Xaar and CDT. He currently consults with patent and trademark attorneys Maguire Boss.
Ian received his PhD in intellectual property management from the R&D Management Centre in the School of Engineering, Cranfield University. His research interests are intellectual property risk management and intellectual property portfolio structure, particularly from the perspective of the IP manager. He has published on patent invalidity risk management (funded by IP insurers Miller) and patent infringement clearance practices in UK and German companies (funded by the European Patent Organisation). He has also lectured on IP management for various public and private organisations including Cranfield School of Management, NESTA and AURIL as well teaching on the MA/LLM and PG Cert IP courses at Bournemouth. Until 2009, he was chair of the Intellectual Asset Management Education Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, Britain & Ireland.