• Office
  • 1 Amphora Place
  • Sheepen Road
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • CO3 3WG
  • Tel: 01206 217300

Chris Burnett

Associate, Patent Attorney

I provide clear and commercially relevant advice, focussing on the needs of my client. As an Associate, Patent Attorney at Birkett Long, I deal with mainly patent, but also trade mark and design, matters.

I have worked for every type of client, from sole inventors, through SMEs and to advising multinational corporations, both in the UK and abroad.

I have particular experience in prosecuting patents in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device sectors. I also have broad experience in protecting mechanical inventions, and registering trade marks and designs.

As a Patent Attorney, I get to use my technical background and apply it in a commercial setting. I love that every day is different, and has its challenges, due to the nature of dealing with inventions and other intellectual creations. It is very satisfying helping a client protect, and in some cases enforce, their creations.

Outside of work, I am involved with IP Inclusive, which is an initiative that seeks to improve diversity and inclusion within the Intellectual Property community. I am also particularly involved in a project called Careers In Ideas. This includes outreach to schools and universities to promote general understanding of IP and the many different careers available. I have, therefore, spoken at various schools in Essex.

In my spare time, I have two young children, who very much keep me on my toes. We enjoy everything from board games to bike rides together. I am also a keen (albeit slow) runner, and can often be seen at Chelmsford Parkrun on a Saturday morning.


  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
  • BSc in Biochemistry
  • MSc in Management of Intellectual Property

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