Chair, European Patent Attorney

Lacon London, 84 Theobalds Rd


Patent star 2022


United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

ICT & software
Optics & photonics

Arguably the highest profile patent attorney in Europe, Gwilym Roberts advises clients on all aspects of the patent process including IP audit and capture, IP filing strategies and patent portfolio management techniques. He acts for a range of clients including individuals, SMEs, Universities, and spin outs through to multi-nationals and handles a broad and diverse range of cases before the UK Patent Office, EPO and WIPO.

As well as being a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University of London, Gwilym is the co-host of the podcast Two IPs In A Pod alongside CIPA's Lee Davies. They chat with entrepreneurs, creatives, patent attorneys and the occasional judge about how patents, trade marks, designs and copyright can improve our lives and solve problems for humanity. You can listen to them here or on most podcast platforms.

He has also recently spoken on a podcast by the European Patent Office called Talk Innovation.

Year Joined Firm: c. 1998

Education/Alumni: University of Oxford

Network Memberships: CIPA, EPI, ABA, FICPI, JIPR


Last updated 21 October 2021