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Diego Black MSci, PhD, CPA, EPA


Diego is a patent attorney in the Electronics, Computing & Physics group.

Diego works across a wide range of technologies and specialises in computer implemented inventions. His wider experience covers the automotive industry as well as the design and manufacture of devices and sensors.

Diego’s experience in the computing area includes user interfaces, operating systems, display system technology, encryption protocols, logistics, application software, consumer devices, computer modelling, speech recognition, online content delivery systems and security. He specialises in software patentability issues where he has written papers and presented talks on the issue.

In addition Diego has experience in automotive-based inventions both in software and vehicle components, optics and display technologies, as well as the design and manufacture of detectors.

Diego has worked with a wide range of clients, from major multinational consumer electronics, software and personal device and detection device manufacturers, universities to SME and start-ups.

Education & background

Diego qualified as a patent attorney in 2012. Prior to this he graduated with a Master’s in Science in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Bristol. He then completed his PhD in Astrophysics at Liverpool John Moores on the “Properties of Classical Novae”. He is also a fluent French speaker. In March 2023, he was registered as a representative before the new Unified Patent Court, one of the first European patent attorneys to be entered on the list of UPC representatives.

On a personal note...

Diego is a keen sports fan and follows the fortunes of Peterborough United. He was a co-founder of the sadly defunct Peterborough United fanzine.