Edward Nation

Edward Nation

Senior Associate

+44(0) 2920 894200

Professional Qualifications:
European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney

As a Chartered and European Patent Attorney and European Patent Litigator, Ed is able to represent clients in matters before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

Academic Qualifications:
M.Phys. Physics with Astronomy, University of Southampton

Ed joined Abel + Imray in 2013 and is based in the Cardiff office. His work involves drafting patent applications and prosecuting those patent applications in the UK, Europe and overseas. He also has experience of Opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office, as well as advising on Freedom to Operate. His work covers a range of subject matter areas, including semiconductor devices, medical imaging, non-destructive testing, robotics, oil and gas infrastructure, aerospace, defence, and sustainable innovation.

Ed values providing each of his clients with pragmatic advice that is aligned to their commercial objectives. He works with a variety of businesses, from local SMEs requiring complete guidance through the world of IP, to large multinational companies where he works in partnership with in-house IP departments.

Before joining Abel + Imray, Ed graduated from the University of Southampton with a Master of Physics degree. Whilst studying for his degree, he conducted research into energy transfer within hybrid photovoltaic devices. He is also a Member of the Institute of Physics.

"In my long experience of EPO oppositions yesterday's was very unusual and throughout it all you remained calm and professional and yet again prevailed. It was clear the immense amount of work you had put in and the dedication of bank holiday working did not escape me! We are lucky to have you."

Lucy Wojcik, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel. Ocado Group plc