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Russell Edson MEng, CPA, EPA


Russell Edson is a Paris based patent attorney in our Advanced Engineering group.

In addition to his broad experience in private practice dealing with patent and design prosecution and Freedom to Operate (FTO) advice, Russell also gained in-house experience on a year-long part-time secondment to a multinational consumer product company based in Geneva.

Russell has particular experience in mechanical technology areas including oil exploration and extraction, medical instruments, automotive, aerospace, packaging and manufacturing technology, as well as computer implemented control systems and graphical user interfaces.

Education & background

Russell studied Manufacturing Engineering and Management with French at the University of Bath, including a year in industry working for Delphi Automotive Systems in Paris, France, and completing a research project at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electricité et de Mécanique (ENSEM) in Nancy, France, where he developed digital imaging analysis tools to analyse turbulent mixing flows for the modelling of the dispersion of pollutants in cities. He graduated in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Engineering.

Following graduation, Russell trained in Broadcast Engineering Project Management at the BBC, gaining the BBC Eng qualification and managing a key part of the first UK public service High Definition TV channel, launched in 2006.

Russell joined the patent profession in 2007 and qualified as a European patent attorney in 2011 and as a Chartered British Patent Attorney in 2013. Russell joined Withers & Rogers in 2013.

On a personal note...

Russell enjoys music, travel, being on the water, cooking, dining-out and spending time with his young family. He is gradually expanding his tool kit and DIY skills to adapt the home to family life!