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Russell Edson MEng, CPA, CPI, EPA


Russell is a Paris based patent attorney in our Advanced Engineering group.

Russell is a qualified British, French and European Patent Attorney and head of our French Office. In addition to his broad experience in private practice dealing with patent and design prosecution and Freedom to Operate (FTO) advice, Russell also gained in-house experience on a year-long part-time secondment to a multinational consumer product company based in Geneva.

Russell has particular experience in technology areas including structures for electric machines and their control, medical instruments, automotive, aerospace, oil exploration and extraction, packaging and manufacturing technology, as well as computer implemented control systems and graphical user interfaces.

Education & background

Russell studied Manufacturing Engineering and Management with French at the University of Bath, including a year in industry working for Delphi Automotive Systems in Paris, France, and completing a research project at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electricité et de Mécanique (ENSEM) in Nancy, France, where he developed digital imaging analysis tools to analyse turbulent mixing flows for the modelling of the dispersion of pollutants in cities. He graduated in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Engineering.

Following graduation, Russell trained in Broadcast Engineering Project Management at the BBC, gaining the BBC Eng qualification and managing a key part of the first UK public service High Definition TV channel.

Russell joined the patent profession in 2007. He is a qualified European patent attorney, Chartered British Patent Attorney, and French Patent Attorney. Russell joined Withers & Rogers in 2013. 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...

Russell enjoys music, travel, being on the water, cooking and spending time with his young family.