Changes at Beck Greener

April 2016

New Partner

Beck Greener is delighted to announce that Dr Jon Markham is joining the partnership with effect from 1 April 2016.

Jon has a thriving patent practice.  With a background in physics, Jon specialises in a wide range of technologies including mechanical devices, semiconductor technologies, electronics, telecommunications, computing and software.   He has comprehensive experience in the optoelectronic, automotive and aeronautical industries.

Jon’s commercially-sponsored research for his PhD related to novel organic semiconductors for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Having formerly worked in-house for Dyson, Jon joined Beck Greener in 2009.  He is well known in the profession through his contributions to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts and the monthly updates on UK patent case law for the CIPA journal.

Peter Smart’s Retirement

After a glittering career of 35 years spanning all aspects of IP work from trademark prosecution to work before the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal, Peter Smart has finally come to a Decision which cannot be appealed.  He has retired from day-to-day practise at Beck Greener.  Peter will remain as consultant to the firm for the next 2 years.  We wish Peter a long and happy retirement and would like to thank him for all his invaluable contribution to the firm.