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Andrew Hey DPhil, MPhys, CPA, EPA

Senior Associate

Andrew is a patent attorney in our Electronics, Computing & Physics group.

Andrew assists clients ranging from multinational electronics companies to higher education institutions and local SMEs, over a wide variety of different technological sectors falling under the electronic, computing and physics umbrella. He has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications, including representing clients at hearings before the European Patent Office, as well as providing freedom to operate opinions. For example, his work has related to inventions in the software, telecommunications, clean technology, aeronautical, remote sensing, and financial services sectors.

Andrew has worked extensively in the field of computing devices and software, with a particular emphasis on touch sensitive input technologies, graphical user interfaces, and user interaction techniques. His experience in this sector also extends to networking systems, media content management and editing, data synchronisation techniques, image analysis. In light of this experience, Andrew is particularly well-placed to advise clients on the requirements for gaining patent protection for computer implemented inventions in Europe.

Following research into photovoltaic devices during his Doctorate, Andrew has retained an active interest in renewable technologies, and has been involved in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the wind turbine sector.

In addition to the above, Andrew also has experience of hardware and driving techniques for visual displays, actuation and monitoring systems in the aeronautical sector, various detection and sensing technologies (including spectroscopic and optical devices), and point of sale systems.

Education & background

Andrew joined Withers & Rogers in 2013 shortly after completing a Doctorate in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Oxford. Andrew’s research focussed on optoelectronic devices fabricated from solution-processable materials, in particular organic and hybrid solar cells. Prior to this, Andrew obtained a first class Masters degree in Physics, also from the University of Oxford.

On a personal note...

In his spare time, Andrew is a keen photographer and guitarist.