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Marlon Blood

Patent attorney

“Different parts of patent law seem to a certain extent to conflict. I enjoy exploring the fault lines that such conflicts create. I am mindful of such fault lines when obtaining patents for my clients and strive to exploit them when defending my clients.”
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Marlon Blood

Marlon Blood

  • Software / ICT
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Associate

Marlon Blood has worked for many years as IPR manager in Japan for one of the world’s leading mobile communication companies before joining V.O. In this capacity, he acquired substantial experience in contentious IP matters, including the assertion and defense of standard-related mobile communication patents and related litigation.

More information about Marlon

Marlon has substantial experience in IP acquisition, including pre-filing invention identification and evaluation, drafting, and prosecution. He has considerable experience in acting before the EPO in opposition and appeal proceedings.

Marlon’s current practice and previous experience encompass a broad range of technologies including mobile communication devices and networks, software, lasers, loudspeakers, mail processing systems, capsule-based coffee machines and angling equipment. He read electronic engineering at Reading University, UK.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O (2009-present)
  • Patent Attorney, Private practice (2006-2009)
  • IPR Manager in one of the world’s leading telecommunication companies (1995-2005)
  • Patent Attorney, Private practice (1991-1995)

Education

  • BSc in Electronic Engineering, Reading University, UK

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

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Events

The London IP Summit 2018

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, Verenigd Koninkrijk

The London IP Summit is an industry leading event dedicated to bringing together IP owners, experts and investors to address key challenges and operational issues faced by companies and IP professionals today. More about this event

IPPLA 3rd Annual Meeting 2018

Omni Hotel, California Street, San Francisco, Californië, USA

Annual Meeting of International Intellectual Property Law Association, Inc. (IIPLA) is the leading event in the West USA. Attended by hundreds of participants from more than 35+ countries. More about this event

APAA General Assembly 2018

Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi, India

The Asian Patent Attorneys Association ("APAA") is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand). More about this event