Research in IP


This site is owned by Dr Michael Jewess (PHOTO).  He is an Oxford-educated scientist, and a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, and European Trade Mark Attorney.  He is available to perform studies on behalf of clients in intellectual property (IP) law, practice, management, and strategy, including the writing of policy papers, and to give lectures and write articles on these subjects.

(For Michael Jewess’s work on science and technology and its history, follow the link SCIENCE.)

For his book –



 –  (xxvii plus 516 pages, £ 40 from the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, £35 for members) follow the link



From 1988 to 2009, he headed successively the IP departments of Metal Box plc, CMB Packaging SA, British Telecommunications plc, and BAE Systems plc (one of the world’s largest defence companies).  Previous IP experience was in private practice and in the chemical industry.  


From 2003 to 2005, he was President of the IP Federation (previously known as TMPDF);  he remains on the Federation’s Council as a Vice-President.  He has been a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Intellectual Property Commission since 1984.  He is Chairman of the ICC’s Task Force on privilege in IP advice and of ICC’s Task Force on Patent Office cooperation.


Particular interests are the following:–


            Patents:  portfolio management, search quality, translation problems, and national security and patents.

            Training of IP professionals, not just to pass the exams.

Licensing and competition law.

            Legal professional privilege for IP advice.

The administrative infrastructure for intellectual property strategy and services.


For contact details and a fuller curriculum vitae follow the link CV.


For forthcoming lectures, etc. by Michael Jewess follow the link LECTURES .


Michael Jewess, MA, DPhil (Oxon), CSci, CChem, FRSC, MInstP, CPA, EPA, ETMA.

Michael Jewess is regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board.


This site was last updated 16 July 2016.