Howard Read is a patent attorney in Appleyard Lees’ electronics and software team. He specialises in drafting and prosecuting computer-implemented inventions. In addition to an MSc in computing, Read has a BA (Hons) and a MA in natural sciences, as well as a PhD in metallurgy from the University of Cambridge. He has extensive computing experience in academia and industry, with applications encompassing atomic structures, bioinformatics for proteomics, metabolomics and more. He understands the patenting and commercial challenges faced in this field and partners with clients to realise the full potential of their IP.