P: +49 89 189 16 310


P: +49 89 189 16 310

Miles Haines  UK & European Patent Attorney

I concentrate on working with innovative European SMEs and start-ups. Most of my work is in software, semiconductors and optics. Over the years, my practice has covered most aspects of contentious and non-contentious patent law including original drafting, global prosecution, European oppositions, advisory work and litigation. Recently, I have seen a lot of new work in artificial intelligence applied to diverse application fields such as medical imaging, pharmaceutical manufacturing, database interrogation and robot vision.

Our offices are in central Munich close to Prinzregentenplatz U-Bahn (metro station), so feel free to visit.

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– UK Patent Attorney
– European Patent Attorney
– European Design Attorney

Miles Haines UK Patent attorney

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Original drafting, global prosecution, European oppositions and litigation. Advisory work on infringement & validity, due diligence for M&A, investment rounds and stock market floatations, as well as licensing portfolio reviews. Working with Universities and their spin-out companies as well as other start-ups and SMEs. Technical specialism in physics-related subject matter, most notably optics and semiconductors, software and cross-disciplinary work with medical and biotechnology inventions, such as bio-chips and medical imaging.

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– Nationality: British and German
– BSc (1st Class Honours) Physics 1986, Hull University
– PhD semi conductor physics 1990, Heriot-Watt University
Research Fellow TU München, 1990-1992
patent attorney training in Munich and London, 1993-1998
Patent attorney in Southampton and Munich since 1999
Languages: English (mother tongue), German (fluent), French (basic)
– Hobbies: motorcycles, nature, football, literature


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TEL. +49 89 189 163 10

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81675 München

20 years of expertise in:


  • interferometers
  • lasers (fibre, solid state, gas)
  • light microscopes
  • optical fibers
  • optical telecommunications
  • optical test equipment
  • photon detectors
  • quantum computing
  • solid state waveguides
  • spectroscopy


  • epitaxy processes
  • etch processes
  • III-V fabrication
  • phase shift mask technology
  • photodiodes
  • programmable logic arrays (PLAs)
  • silicon photonics
  • superluminescent diodes (SLEDs)


  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • blockchain
  • cloud services
  • data storage management
  • database management
  • encryption
  • gaming strategies
  • graphical user interfaces (GUIs)
  • image processing
  • natural language processing
  • network management
  • open standards (JSON/OAUTH)
  • operating systems
  • social media analytics
  • virtual storage


  • 5G networks
  • big data analysis
  • handover protocols
  • IP POP management
  • MIMO radio links
  • multiplexing protocols
  • optical components
  • performance enhancing proxies (PEPs)
  • quality of service (QoS) analysis
  • radio access network (RAN) roaming
  • transmission protocols
  • transport protocol server relocation
  • transport protocols (UDP, QUIC)

Medical technology

  • cell imaging
  • medical robotics
  • digital pathology
  • flow cytometers (FACS)
  • gene sequencing algorithms
  • hospital networks (PACS)
  • imaging modalities (CT, MR, PET)
  • microfluidic chips


  • glass compositions
  • nanomaterials
  • nanostructures
  • solid state lithium ion batteries
  • solid state materials


  • access control systems
  • augmented reality (AR) headsets
  • capacitive touch sensors
  • internet of things (ioT) devices
  • memory management
  • multiroom music systems
  • smart speakers

Legal specialties

  • advising SMEs & spinouts
  • due diligence
  • EPO oppositions
  • EPO & UK prosecution
  • global patent coordination
  • IP strategy
  • opinions, infringement (FTO)
  • opinions, validity
  • original drafting
  • portfolio reviews