Philip L. Cupitt, Ph.D. is a UK and European Patent Attorney, a Higher Courts Litigator in England and Wales, and a partner with Finnegan’s London office. He focuses his practice on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in all engineering disciplines, and his technical experience also includes telecommunications, electronics, optics, medical devices, mechanical engineering and manufacturing. Dr. Cupitt has particular experience in obtaining patents for software, having prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for software-based inventions in Europe and around the world. Dr. Cupitt has extensive experience in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO). His practice includes patent litigation, due diligence investigations, opinions on patent infringement and validity, and preparing and prosecuting registered design applications.