Jack Whitfield


UK and European Patent Attorney


About Jack

Jack is an Associate in our Engineering team. He works with a variety of clients, from small start-ups to large multinational corporations, and has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, automotive and aerospace components, fluid systems, renewable energy systems and consumer electronics. Jack enjoys working at the cutting-edge of technology and the satisfaction of providing clear, pragmatic advice that allows clients to get the most out of their innovation.

Jack joined HLK in 2013, having completed a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design and Innovation from the University of Bath. During his degree, he spent a year in industry working as an engineer in a global automotive parts designer, where he saw the inner workings of an engineering company first-hand.

Since qualifying as a UK and European Patent Attorney in 2017, Jack has been involved in the day-to-day management of a number of global patent portfolios. He also has experience advising on infringement and freedom-to-operate issues, patentability and design rights. Jack was seconded to the in-house patent department of a US research and development company, where he worked on a broad range of medical technologies. He has since completed training to obtain the award of Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate.

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MEng Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design and Innovation (University of Bath)
UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney