Chris is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Licensing Executives Society and has been an invited lecturer at universities and conferences. His practice areas include drafting and prosecution of global patent families, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office where he has significant experience and a successful track record having acted for international companies such as BP, Ineos, Petroliam Nasional Berhad, Aarhus Karlshamn, Borealis, Sasol, Toray, Novartis, and the QUILL Research Centre, as well as strategic planning and freedom-to-operate advice and litigation. In addition, Chris is also experienced in dealing with design and copyright infringement and validity. Chris is highly regarded for his pragmatic commercial expertise, which has helped his clients to grow from small SMEs to valuations of in excess of £300 million. He is also actively involved in advising on Petronas’s highly acclaimed mercury removal processes. Chris has an Honours Degree in chemistry from Bristol University. He qualified as a Chartered and European Patent Attorney in 2002. Before joining Mathys & Squire in 2004, he spent two years working for a German firm of patent attorneys in Munich. Chris became a Partner in 2006.