Chris Cottingham

Chris Cottingham

Director; UK and European Patent Attorney

In patents since 2013, Chris has a passion for providing practical, pragmatic intellectual property (IP) advice to high-growth technology clients. Chris joined Hindles in May 2020 from another firm of UK Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys to continue to assist businesses to maximise the potential of their IP around the world and drive commercial growth. He is listed in the IAM Patent 1000 list of the best patent attorneys as well as previously being an IP STAR Rising Star.

Chris has a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Cambridge. In accordance with the breadth and depth of technical knowledge gained then, and subsequently, he has drafted and prosecuted patent applications relating to sensors, control systems, construction, flow control, medical devices, energy technologies and computer software including graphical user interfaces, signal processing and image processing.

Chris has also advised investors and companies in relation to due diligence for purchase (and sale) of IP portfolios.

In addition, Chris advises in relation to registered design rights, which can often form a particularly significant pillar in an IP protection strategy to protect the visual aspects of a product or service offering.

Chris became a Director of Hindles in October 2022

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney


University of Cambridge, Aeronautical Engineering (MA)