Meet the team

Scott HarrisonIP Director


  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • MSci Physics

Scott joined Swindell & Pearson Ltd in 2003 after obtaining a first class master’s degree in Physics from Imperial College London. He was promoted to IP Director in 2011.

Scott’s client base includes SMEs and multinational corporations. His practice encompasses a number of fields of technology, including: software, electronics, optics, telecommunications and mechanical devices. Scott is a member of the firm’s Hi-tech team which has again been praised in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500. The team has previously been commended for its “strength in the telecoms and semiconductor sectors”.

Scott is committed to providing clear, understandable advice to his clients to enable them to achieve their commercial goals. He specializes in optimizing his clients’ patent protection and helping his clients to break into new markets

Scott is responsible for ensuring that the firm is kept abreast of changes in foreign patent law (for example, in the US, Japan, China and Korea). This makes him well placed to advise foreign attorneys on the nuances of European and UK patent law in a manner that they readily understand, helping them to optimize their clients’ patent protection in Europe and the UK.

Outside work, Scott enjoys playing sport and travelling. At weekends he can often be found at Molineux Stadium, home to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Scott has a good knowledge of Spanish, having spent a year studying physics at La Universidad de Cantabria in Spain.

"One of my favourite inventions is the contact lens. It looks like such a simple object, yet it has taken a huge amount of research to produce a contact lens that can be worn for days or even weeks at a time without discomfort".


  • 2018 Legal 500: "The outstanding Scott Harrison is very bright and his familiarity with technology is excellent".
  • 2017 Legal 500: "Very knowledgeable of the patent system".
  • 2016 Legal 500: "Scott Harrison is recommended".


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