Panelist Profile


John Brunner

Carpmeals & Ransford, Partner (US)


John has extensive experience working within the tech sector. He has successfully led numerous high profile software and telecoms cases before the EPO’s Boards of Appeal and Opposition Divisions. He routinely obtains valuable patents for a variety of software and IT businesses, and in recent times has been brought in by clients working on AI related technologies to build up their patent portfolios in Europe. He advises a range of tech companies, from start-ups to multinationals, on patent infringement and enforcement, as well as licensing issues. John has been involved with AIPPI for many years, both in the UK and internationally, and frequently speaks on software patenting issues from a European perspective. IAM Patent 1000 has credited John with “blazing a trail in the IT sphere and having a gilded track record in securing valuable patents for high-tech clients”.