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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

  • 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.

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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)


  • BSc in Electronic Engineering, Reading University, UK


  • English
  • Japanese

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