Malcolm Edis

Consultant Patent Attorney 

Three things you didn't know about Malcolm:

  • Once owned two E Type Jaguars - at the same time.  Sadly sold them both in the 1970s for slightly less than Malcolm paid for them! Malcolm is keen on tennis and used to umpire matches. 
  • Once, in France at Monte Carlo, he had to umpire a doubles match - in French - where one pair had the almost unpronounceable name combination of Nowicki and Niedzwiecki.  Malcolm must have had to call those names out about 50 times during the course of the match!
  • Has ridden motorbikes since he was twelve years old and has always been a bit of a speed freak.  Malcolm's first bike was a little disappointing, however.  It was a 98cc Excelsior two stroke with two gears and a top speed of 41 mph sitting upright and 45 "flat on the tank"!



Malcolm has been giving intellectual property advice for almost thirty years, initially in private practice, then working for Rover Group and, for the last twenty five years, for BAE Systems (formerly British Aerospace).  While at BAE, Malcolm managed the portfolios of Airbus, Regional Aircraft, Astrium Satellites and the Advanced Technology Centre.

Malcolm has broad experience in automobile, automobile production, aerospace and satellite technology.  He has particular experience in aircraft aluminium and composite structures, mechanisms and aerodynamics and has worked in the area of nanotechnology.

Malcolm has been deeply involved in several large multinational patent disputes, giving advice on litigation, dispute resolution, negotiation and damages.  He has represented his company before the European Patent Office on examinations, oppositions and appeals.  He is also experienced in trade mark and registered design work.



  • BSc in Production Engineering
  • Barrister 
  • European Patent Attorney (EPA)
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