Michael Harrison


Michael Harrison is head of the Azrights Patent department, and has a doctorate in chemistry from Oxford University and is a European (and Chartered) Patent and Trademark Attorney with over 35 years experience in Intellectual Property. He has worked in several leading IP practices including Boult Wade Tennant, Urquhart Dykes    & Lord, DLA Solicitors and Harrison Goddard Foote. His fields of interest embrace patents (including mechanical and chemical), trademarks and registered designs. He manages the IP of a significant international company and advises that company and others on IP strategy. He believes that while patents may often be seen by inventors and businessmen as mysterious, this is mainly due to the jargon involved. The job of the patent attorney is to translate the complex language in which patents are framed into simpler every day language.  Also the complex array of choices available at different stages of UK and foreign patent applications should be presented in a manner that the client can understand well enough to make informed commercial decisions.  These decisions can have a major impact on the success or failure of the business.  Michael is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.