Saiful Khan

Partner at Potter Clarkson LLP
Ranked in Defensive patent aggregation, IAM/IC, IP management consultancy, Legal, Licensing, Technology transfer
IAM Research

The IAM Strategy 300 focuses exclusively on patent practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

IAM Says

Technically versatile and insightful attorney Saiful Khan possesses diverse industry experience, which he pairs with deep-rooted prosecution and business strategy expertise to deliver long-term solutions to complex patent problems.

Saiful Khan's Profile

With over 20 years of IP experience (in-house and private practice), Saiful Khan brings a wealth of experience to his work. He is adept at devising and implementing global patent strategies, as well as representing his clients’ interests before the EPO and UKIPO. Mr Khan has conducted interviews with USPTO examiners, and his work has been used in successful global patent licensing discussions. He conducts opinion work and has represented the interests of a leading global patent holder in face-to-face patent assertion discussions. His direct client base includes large multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises and individual inventors.

Mr Khan is a tutor in advocacy for qualified European attorneys for the UK profession, and devises and delivers workshops on various aspects of UK and EP patent law. He is a frequent speaker at events and authors articles in various publications. Mr Khan is an active voice for fairness and representation in the patent profession through diversity and inclusion work and his board position of IP Inclusive. He continues to be recognised in the IP profession’s leading organisations.

He is recognised for being “technically very capable, quick to learn new technologies, and diligent, knowledgeable and thorough in every aspect of the patenting process”. It has also been noted that “communication with him is always easy, direct and open; as a result, clients can work closely with him to achieve the best results”. He is “knowledgeable, talented and persuasive” and is “one of the top strategists in the IP industry”. “He provides thoughtful and effective strategy, and on top of that is always pleasant. He excels at technically challenging work.”

Mr Khan is qualified as a chartered engineer and holds a doctorate from the University of Cambridge (materials science) and an MEng degree from Imperial College, London (mechanical engineering). He entered the patent profession in 1998, joining a large private practice firm in London. After three years, he joined Nokia Corporation where he progressed to become an IPR portfolio manager (audio-visual technology).

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