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Paul Foot BEng, CPA, EPA


Paul is a patent attorney in our Advanced Engineering group. He also heads up our Packaging team.

Paul’s practice focuses on the packaging, automotive and construction sectors. He has particular expertise in providing FTO searching and advice in relation to aftermarket products in the automotive sector, and for both patents and designs for products in the packaging sector.

Paul’s particular areas of technical expertise include truck driveline and braking systems, construction machinery, modular building systems and paperboard packaging in the food-to-go and beverage markets.

Latterly, Paul has assisted a number of clients from SMEs to large corporates in benefiting from Patent Box tax relief by securing early grant of applications with coverage tailored to maximise the corporation tax savings.

Paul is a regular speaker at in-house and external seminars in relation to patenting and freedom to operate strategies.

Education & background

Paul graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and German from Loughborough University. He then went on to become an examiner at the UKIPO. Paul then entered the profession in 1999 and qualified as a patent attorney in 2005. He joined Withers & Rogers in 2001. 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.

Paul is also co-founder and Managing Partner of our Sheffield office.

On a personal note...

Paul enjoys running, cycling and walking around the Peak District, particularly if the route involves a stop at a country pub! He also enjoys spending time with his young family, generally trying to steer his son away from mud and water.