Barry Franks

Barry Franks

Partner, European Patent Attorney, Authorised Patent Attorney (SE)
Mobile: +46 72 402 45 20
Phone: +46 10- 172 66 70
E-mail: barry.franks@bjerkenhynell.se
Language: English, Swedish, French, Dutch, German

Barry is authorised representative before the European Patent Office and the Swedish Patent Office. He has a B.Sc. in Engineering with French from the University of Bath.

Since he started working in IP in 1983 Barry has built up a wide range of experience encompassing almost 10 years as Examiner at the European Patent Office in The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 years as in-house patent counsel at GE Healthcare in Sweden and the UK, and over 15 years as a patent attorney in IP law firms in Sweden.

In addition to drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical fields (covering anything from airbags to chromatography systems) Barry has specialized in oppositions appeals and frequently attends oral proceedings before the EPO on behalf of clients. Barry is also experienced in establishing due-diligence, freedom-to-operate and invalidity opinions.

Barry has lectured on IP at the Swedish Patent Office, the Swedish IP Academy and worldwide at a conferences and seminars in, amongst others, China, Hong Kong and India.

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