- Chartered Patent Attorney
- European Patent Attorney
- DPhil, M.Chem (Oxon.)
Arthur is a chartered patent attorney at Phillips & Leigh with a technical background in chemistry (including electrochemistry and analytical chemistry). Arthur joined Phillips & Leigh as a technical assistant in 2008, and became a registered patent attorney in 2013. Since 2015 he has given annual lectures on patent law at Brunel University. He has also developed his advocacy and litigation skills by being amongst the first attorneys to take and pass the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys’ Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate course.
Before joining Phillips & Leigh Arthur spent four years studying towards his doctorate in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry in Oxford University’s Chemistry Research Lab, during which time he gained first-hand experience of several fields including chemical vapour deposition processes, semiconducting boron-doped diamond surfaces, electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical analytical methods, methods for the study of solid surfaces, the use of enzymes as potential components in hydrogen fuel cells, detection of drug contaminants and heavy metal pollutants, and selective detection of DNA sequences.
Outside of work Arthur spends much of his time attending re-enactment events, playing tabletop wargames, writing about books and films, and generally being a bit of an escapist.