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George Karkera is an associate in the Electronics, Computing & Physics group.
George has experience working in a variety of sectors within Physics, Engineering, Electronics and Computing, but has a particular interest in higher education and research institutions, the surfing and extreme sports industry and space and satellite technology.
George graduated from the University of Exeter in 2015 with a first class master’s degree in Physics. His master’s research involved fabricating and testing nanomaterial-based optoelectronic devices, which he developed further during a year of postgraduate research. During his time at university, George co-authored a paper on flexible, graphene-based lighting devices. He has completed a postgraduate course in intellectual property at Bournemouth University, covering patents, trade marks and copyright, and has passed the European pre-examination. George has practical experience drafting and prosecuting UK and European patent applications.
George is a committee member of IP&ME, the black and minority ethnic sub-group of IP Inclusive, and has founded a South West IP&ME committee. He is an advocate of diversity and is passionate about increasing the representation and support of minority groups in the IP profession.
Outside of work, George is a keen surfer and loves taking his board around the world (as well as regularly visiting South Wales, Devon and Cornwall). He also enjoys more conventional sports, such as athletics and rugby, as well as playing the guitar.