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Dr John Rule  is a founding Director of Coulson & Rule. 

John is a Chartered UK Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney.

John practices in engineering and electrical patent procurement and specialises in packaging, gaming, telecommunication and automotive technologies. John has over ten years experience in drafting and prosecuting patents for the "garden shed" inventor, SMEs, academic institutions and large corporations. 

John has extensive experience in a broad range of technical and legal issues, including drafting patent specifications; infringement and validity opinions; UK and European patent prosecution and preparation of UK and European registered design applications and their subsequent prosecution.

John holds a PhD  from the Universty of Leeds in Power amplifiers for mobile telecommunications systems (a joint collaboration with Nokia UK Ltd.), an MSc in Radio Frequency Communications and High Frequency Engineering and a first degree in Physics awarded by the University of Manchester.

John has first hand experience of commercial R&D from his appointment at GEC Marconi Materials Technology Ltd. as researcher into fibre optic devices and semiconductor lasers. 

In his spare time, John enjoys snowboarding, fixing things and reading The Gruffalo® and other children's stories (to his son).