Robert McLean

Partner, Patent Attorney

‌I originate from Canada and came to study at the University of St Andrews where I was awarded the McEuen Scholarship.  After obtaining a BSc in joint Physics and Electronics, I returned to Canada to obtain a Masters in Physics from the University of Western Ontario, specialising in laser spectroscopy.

After working for ICI on optical data storage products, I joined Dummett Copp LLP in 1995, and in my professional qualifying examinations was awarded the CIPA Drafting Prize for the highest mark in the paper dealing with the preparation of UK and overseas patent specifications.

I am a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

I became a Partner with the firm in 2000.


  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Designs Attorney
  • MSc Physics
  • BSc (Hons) Physics and Electronics

Specialist Technical Areas

  • Electronics
  • Optics
  • Data Storage
  • Lasers