XPatent.co.uk is the online home for patent and design services provided by Geoff Dallimore.
Geoff has a Master’s Degree in physics from University College, Oxford and a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary College, London. He is a European Patent Attorney (EPA) and professional representative before the European Patent Office.
Geoff joined the patent profession in 1999 and gained 10 years experience as an attorney working at Boult Wade Tennant, one of the top patent and trademark firms in the UK. Since 2009 he has worked freelance, providing a range of patent and design services targeted at individuals and small businesses.
At BWT, Geoff focused on the patenting of computer programs and business methods, a notoriously complex area of patent law, and represented companies including Yahoo!, Accenture, DreamWorks, eBay, Adobe and Boeing. He defended one of Amazon’s family of “1-Click” patents during a UK Patent Office Opinion procedure and has opposed patents that were granted mistakenly, including advising on 2 of the 19 oppositions filed against one particularly notorious business accounting patent.
In the mechanical field, he successfully defended one of Herman Miller’s patents on their “Aeron” office chair during a European Patent Office opposition. He also helped Baumatic defend themselves from accusations of patent infringement for one of their oven designs. He has prosecuted patent applications for subject matter ranging from bean bags, to wave power generators, to dog chews.
Geoff has registered industrial designs in the UK, the EU and internationally and has advised on several design infringement cases.
Geoff has tutored candidates for the UK and European patent attorney qualification examinations and, at BWT, monitored patent and design laws internationally to advise the firm’s internal practices.
Geoff is a member of the epi, the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office, and follows their Rules of Professional Conduct. Geoff was a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) beween 2004 and 2009, but is no longer a member of that organisation.