Gwilym’s clients range from private individuals and start-ups to large overseas and multinational companies, and he regularly deals with most aspects of patent work in the physics, computing and communications fields including drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the European and UK Patent Offices, mounting and defending oppositions at the EPO, advising on infringement/validity and preparing for and conducting litigation. Increasingly his workload includes advising on and implementing worldwide patent filing strategies and managing the portfolios thereafter and Gwilym has a particular interest in the issues facing newly formed companies and the problems of capturing and exploiting IP, and budgeting for the related costs.
Gwilym lectures regularly at Bournemouth University, as well as before a range of audiences in the UK and overseas. He sits on the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) Patents and Textbooks committees, and is a CIPA delegate to the Patent Practice Working Group which meets regularly with the UK Intellectual Property Office to discuss practice issues. He is also a member of the Patents Commission of the UNION of European Patent Practitioners, chairman of the CIPA EPO Liaison Committee and President of the British group of UNION.
His papers on topical issues have appeared in a number of journals including the CIPA Journal, Managing Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Quarterly and the European Intellectual Property Review, he is principal contributor to the current edition of the UK Patents Training Manual and his book “Fundamentals of Patent Drafting” has been published by Sweet & Maxwell.