Research in IP


This site is owned by Dr Michael Jewess (PHOTO), e-mail michaeljewess[AT]  He is an Oxford-educated scientist, a Chartered Patent Attorney, and a European Patent 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.  Also see the CV linked below, Annex 5.)

For his book, published by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, –



 –  (xxvii plus 516 pages, £ 40 within the UK, £35 for CIPA 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), and was active in the Federation until the end of 2020.  He has been a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Intellectual Property Commission since 1984.  He has chaired or co-chaired three ICC IP Task Forces.


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.

The history of the IP Federation (founded 1920), see IPFEDHIST and IPFEDARCHIVE.


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.

Michael Jewess is regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board.

Contact e-mail: michaeljewess[AT]  Other contact details, follow link CV.


This site was last updated 10 May 2024.