MEng, PhD, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, European Patent Attorney, Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Saiful is a Chartered Engineer who holds a doctorate from the University of Cambridge (Materials Science), and an M.Eng degree from Imperial College, London (Mechanical Engineering). Saiful won scholarships for both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees, and spent some two years in Industry working for a multinational oil corporation.
Saiful entered the patent profession in 1998, joining a large private practice firm in London. After three years, he joined a leading multinational telecommunications corporation where he progressed to become an IPR portfolio manager. Saiful joined Potter Clarkson in October 2004, and became a partner in 2007.
Saiful practises in a number of technical specialities within the Designs and Engineering and Computer Software Groups. Accordingly, Saiful handles a varied portfolio ranging from mechanical/materials subject-matter to telecommunications, video coding, image processing, computing and nanotechnology. He has extensive experience of prosecuting patent applications before numerous patent offices. Saiful also represents his clients at hearings before the EPO, and has done so before all three locations (Berlin, The Hague and Munich). Saiful has also presented papers on various aspects of EP patent law in the US, Europe and Asia.