Adrian Hocking

Adrian Hocking

Experienced UK & European Patent Attorney giving proactive cost-effective advice
  • Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property
  • Europe, United Kingdom
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Albright IP ( was founded in 2007, and Adrian is one of the original Patents Directors.

With 17 years of patent and intellectual property experience along with building Albright IP, Adrian is an experienced qualified Chartered British Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, and IP Litigator for Patents.

Adrian and his technical team write, file and prosecute patent applications for clients locally and globally on a daily basis.

If you have any questions about European or British patent matters, Adrian is always happy to advise and guide, so please do get in touch.

Please feel free to connect either via the Albright IP website and/or via LinkedIn.

Practice Areas
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
  • Free Consultation
    Following any initial consultation, the majority of our work is pre-budgeted for you to ensure certainty.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
ID Number: European Patent Attorney - #9204770
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United Kingdom
ID Number: Chartered British Patent Attorney - #3303
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Patents Director
Albright IP Ltd
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UK and European Patent Attorney
Marks and Clerk
Patents Technical Assistant
Matsuura & Associates
Professional Associations
European Patent Office  # 9204770
Professional Representative
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The Chartered Institute of Patent Agents
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Professional Representative
European Patent Office
Chartered British Patent Attorney
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Albright IP - UK and European Patent and Trademark Attorneys
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. Good morning, I would like to ask you if software or algorithm can be patented. Thank you for your time.
A: In addition to the excellent previous answer, just also be aware that the patent laws in different countries/territories are not necessarily harmonised. Particularly where software is being protected, do consider at the outset where your markets downstream are likely to be, so that this can be taken into account when the original patent document is being prepared in readiness for prosecution. For example, my territory of patent expertise is Europe and the UK, and although patenting software is difficult, it is not necessarily impossible. Discussion and strategy/planning at the outset is critical to avoid wasting money. I hope that helps, best of luck progressing the idea, and please feel free to ask any further questions.
Q. Hi, I want to know if I could use the patent US20050149421A1for free in European Union as it has been abandoned. Thanks.
A: Kevin's answer below is spot on. Just to add to it: From the Espacenet database ( operated and maintained by the European Patent Office, there does not appear to be any counterpart European patent or application. Therefore, judging by it's age, this particular right should not cause you problems in the European Union. However, as Kevin rightly mentions, this does not mean there are no other patent rights to this technology or variations thereof in the EU or one or more of the territories (UK, France, Germany, etc). If you would like further guidance, please feel free to contact me on email via the Albright IP website. I hope that also helps. Kind regards, Adrian Hocking
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