Andrew Sunderland (Senior Associate) - London (UK)

Andrew Sunderland

Senior Associate

Job Title

  • UK and European Patent Attorney
  • European Design Attorney


  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (University of Leeds)


  • Electronics and Communications
    • Electronics
    • Communications
    • Computing
    • Electrical
  • Energy, Environmental and Engineering
    • Automotive
    • Medical
    • Civil & structural engineering
    • Industrial products & processes
    • Consumer products & processes

Language skills

  • English
  • German

Andrew joined Haseltine Lake in 2011 and qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney in 2015. Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and a Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office. Having been brought up in Germany, he is fluent in both English and German.

Andrew works with clients ranging from individual inventors to multinational corporations. His core fields of expertise include electronics, telecommunications and data processing. As part of Andrew's telecommunications work, he has experience of evaluating claims of patent applications relative to a particular telecommunications standard and keeps up-to-date on matters relating to standard-essential patents (SEPs). Andrew is particularly experienced in the fields of data manipulation, parallel-processing systems and microprocessors, automotive electronics, biometrics and audio/video signal processing.

Andrew also has significant experience in other fields including biomedical devices, materials analysis and processing, and the automotive and railway industries. He maintains a keen interest in the field of cryptography, which has been put to good use with the rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.


Andrew's work includes providing opinions regarding infringement of IP rights, which involves carrying out detailed analysis of potentially infringing products and giving strategic advice, usually prior to commencement of negotiations with opposing counsel. In the process, validity of existing rights will often be assessed and an opinion given.

Andrew has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds and maintains a keen interest in the field as an Associate Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. As part of his studies at Leeds University, Andrew gained significant experience in CAE (computer-aided engineering) analysis of automotive structures when working with the Leeds Formula Student/Formula SAE team.

Contact Andrew Sunderland (Senior Associate)
Address Lincoln House,
5th Floor 300 High Holborn,
WC1V 7JH United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 207 611 7900
F: +44 (0) 207 611 7901

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