Expertise and Experience
Avi heads the electronics, physics and mechanical engineering team at Beck Greener and specialises in cases related to physics and electronics. He has a wealth of experience in obtaining and advising on patent protection for computer hardware and software. Avi drafts and prosecutes patent applications relating to optics, communications, and electronic and mechanical devices in both the light and heavy engineering fields. Avi also advises on unregistered design protection, and files and prosecutes applications for registered designs.
Avi writes and publishes in the field of computer-implemented inventions, and travels widely to the US, Asia and the Middle East speaking and presenting on matters of European law, ranging from general developments such as the European unitary patent, to the more specific, such as the European and UK approach to the protection of computer implemented inventions.
Avi is skilled at drafting, filing and prosecuting cases at the European Patent Office and at the UKIPO for multinational corporations. He has comprehensive experience of post-grant procedures at the EPO, including handling oppositions and appeals with a high success rate. Avi also has a large caseload before overseas patent offices, particularly the USPTO, where he prosecutes applications on behalf of direct clients with the assistance of local counsel.
Avi takes great satisfaction in helping start-ups and young companies, specifically when the IP infrastructure he has helped to create supports their growth. He also enjoys working with overseas hi-tech companies, either directly or through local patent attorneys.
In the Legal 500 UK 2021 clients note that ‘Avi Freeman has exceptional tech and patent knowledge. He runs a great specialist team of associates, who always deliver top-quality work to brief and budget’.
In the Legal 500 UK 2020 clients note that "Avi Freeman is both highly competent and professional, an excellent communicator, and, better yet, is extremely commercially aware". Other testimonials within the guide state that "Avi Freeman has a very close working relationship with our business and provides a good service in terms of time to deliver and the highly detailed reporting that is produced. He has taken the time to understand our products and approach while adding real value to us".
Chartered Patent Attorney 2000
European Patent Attorney 2001
European Design Attorney 2001
BSc Physics, University of Bristol 1995
MSc Management of Intellectual Property, Queen Mary College, University of London 1997