Welcome to Beckhams Intellectual Property Management



Robert Beckham has been qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 1973 and was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys in 1974. He has been a European Patent Attorney since the start of the European Patent system in 1978.  He is also a member of the Institute of Trade Mark Agents and is on the list of practitioners recognised by OHIM (The European Trade Mark and Design Office).  

He has 40 years experience in the prosecution of patents around the world, including high profile cases such as liquid crystal display technology and surface acoustic wave devices.  He managed the licensing programme for liquid crystal displays resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars income to the patentee at the time, including dealing with associated litigation and potential around the world.

He has an MA from Oxford University in Engineering Science and most recently was Head of the Intellectual Property Department at DERA (which has now been split between QinetiQ Ltd and DSTL) until 1996. From 1996 to 2006 he was Director of Intellectual Property Rights at MoD.   In both roles, in addition to normal day to day patent and trade mark work, he was responsible for the “IP business” of the organisations, including licensing, IP relationships with suppliers and customers, confidentiality arrangements and rewards to inventors.

He served on the Council of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys from 1987 until 2006 and was its President in 1997-98. He was particularly involved in training and has been Chair of the Joint Examination Board for the UK Patent and Trade Mark Profession.  He was awarded the CBE in 2003.

He has travelled extensively around the world but particularly in the Far East in Japan, Singapore, Korea, and China. He has given talks on IP subjects  in a number of countries most especially in Russia, Korea and Japan.

Robert Beckham is a UK registered patent and trade mark attorney registered with the Intellectual Property Registration Board, Fifth Floor, Outer Temple, 222-225 Strand, LONDON, WC2R 1BA, UK. Website www.ipreg.org.uk.

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