Paul Carpenter

Partner at QipWorks

Paul Carpenter is an IP specialist with a strong and diverse technical background dating back to his early career in military radio and subsequent leadership roles in telecoms infrastructure and mobile data services. Mr Carpenter has delivered value in investment diligence, IP development, directed prosecution, monetisation and litigation.

He is a founding partner at QipWorks, a global IP business that partners with technology companies, innovators and investors to build, manage and utilise IP portfolios. QipWorks provides extensive expertise in patent portfolio development and an intimate understanding of the rigour required at all stages of the innovation lifecycle. Mr Carpenter plays a significant role in the development of QipWorks’ clients’ patent portfolios across a range of technologies including cybersecurity, wireless networking, motion sensing, diabetes treatments and vaccine development.

Mr Carpenter has a deep knowledge of SEPs, related IP rights and antitrust policy matters. He established QipWorks’ unique advanced data analytics capability, which has provided the foundation for expert testimony to the High Court of England and Wales and to multiple litigation projects in the United States.

Prior to QipWorks, Mr Carpenter played a fundamental role in the development of BlackBerry’s foundational patent portfolio. He led multiple IP programmes that developed hundreds of litigation-ready claim charts. He was integral to the monetisation of the portfolio and represented BlackBerry in negotiations with multiple licensees and achieved considerable success defending against IP assertions.

As an inventor and co-inventor on more than 30 patent families, Mr Carpenter has a deep appreciation for technology innovation and the rights associated with invention. In recognition of his work, he has been invited to speak at both Cornell University and Imperial College London on technology adoption and economic network effects.

Mr Carpenter has an MSc in IP management from Queen Mary University of London and an MBA (with distinction) in engineering management from the University of Bradford. He also has an MSc in radio communications and a BEng (with honours) in electrical engineering from the University of Leeds.

IAM says

Paul Carpenter understands his clients’ needs with perfect exactitude and is deeply committed to providing a top-notch customer service. He offers thoughtful, practical advice and consistently demonstrates an ability to successfully manage a broad spectrum of IP assets.

Professional associations

  • IET


  • IP management consultancy
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

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Surrey TW9 1PL
United Kingdom

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