Partner - UK & European Patent Attorney; European Design Attorney
Douglas Johnstone is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney and an engineering graduate with an honours degree from Imperial College London.
Douglas has been a member of this firm since 1992, and a partner since 1997, prior to which he practised as an engineer on major civil engineering projects both in the United Kingdom and abroad, and worked as a patent examiner in the UK Intellectual Property Office and as a patent officer in the Ministry of Defence's Principal Directorate of Patents. He is accredited to practise before the European Registered Design Office. Douglas has experience in handling EPO oppositions, including oral proceedings, has advised on patent and design disputes and has instructed solicitors and barristers for litigation purposes.