Representative before the EPO
Partner/Owner

Employment test 51 - 200 employees
Company dna appleyard lees ltd
operating since 1852
Headquarter in Halifax and 15 offices
active in Legal Services, IP Consulting, Matchmaking and Trading, and IP-related Communication Service

We have observed 73 EP applications Ian Robinson has served for within the last five+ years. (We consider all applications which have an EP A1 or A2 publication dated after June 14, 2013). Please note, that we only count EP applications, in which the name of the patent attorney is explicitly mentioned as representative. These EP applications are:

EP12198974

Device and method for displaying video

IPC classification:
H04N 13/04, H04N 13/00
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP11754580

UNIFIED WORKSPACE FOR THIN, REMOTE, AND SAAS APPLICATIONS

IPC classification:
G06F 21/00
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12193919

Display apparatus and signal processing module for receiving broadcasting and device and method for receiving broadcasting

IPC classification:
H04N 5/00, G06F 3/14
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13155395

Eye tracking method and display apparatus using the same

IPC classification:
G06F 3/01
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP11802190

A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING ZONES

IPC classification:
H04N 7/18, F16P 3/14, G08B 13/196
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12709723

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING CONTROL

IPC classification:
H05B 37/02
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12711293

TIME VOLUMETRIC FLUID DISPENSING APPARATUS

IPC classification:
G01F 11/28, B65B 3/28
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP12199727

Display apparatus for displaying a plurality of content views, glasses apparatus for synchronizing with one of the content views, and methods thereof

IPC classification:
H04N 13/04
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP12718792

DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM FOR MULTI-NODE APPLICATIONS

IPC classification:
H04L 29/08, G06F 9/50, G06F 9/455, G06F 9/445
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP11863967

DETECTION OF GRAPHICS ADDED TO A VIDEO SIGNAL

IPC classification:
H04N 21/234, H04N 5/445, H04N 5/275, H04N 5/272, G06T 7/00, G06K 9/00
Applicant:
Supponor Oy
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12724188

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPLYING ELECTRICITY TO A METER BY THE HELP OF A READING DEVICE

IPC classification:
G01F 15/075, G01F 15/06, G01F 1/05, G01D 5/14, G01D 4/00
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP12782773

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GROWING PLANTS ALONG AN UNDULATING PATH

IPC classification:
A01G 31/04, A01G 9/20, B65G 17/30
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP12722225

DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT OF GROUPS FOR ENTITLEMENT AND PROVISIONING OF COMPUTER RESOURCES

IPC classification:
G06F 21/24
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12196969

Electronic device, server and control method thereof for automatic voice recognition

IPC classification:
G10L 15/30, G10L 15/22
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP12756290

COMPUTER SYSTEM ACCESSING OBJECT STORAGE SYSTEM

IPC classification:
G06F 9/00, G06F 3/06
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12754175

CONFIGURING OBJECT STORAGE SYSTEM FOR INPUT/OUTPUT OPERATIONS

IPC classification:
H04L 29/06, G06F 9/00, G06F 3/06
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP12768934

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM AND DATA STORAGE CONTROL METHOD

IPC classification:
G06F 9/00, G06F 3/06
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP12768927

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM EXPORTING LOGICAL VOLUMES AS STORAGE OBJECTS

IPC classification:
G06F 3/06
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13153267

Display apparatus and method for inputting characters thereof

IPC classification:
G06F 3/0488, G06F 3/023
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP13165440

Method for inputting touch and touch display apparatus

IPC classification:
G06F 3/0488
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12821876

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING MOTION RECOGNITION AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS THEREOF

IPC classification:
G06F 3/14, G06F 3/048, G06F 3/03
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP12751397

LOCK SCREENS TO ACCESS WORK ENVIRONMENTS ON A PERSONAL MOBILE DEVICE

IPC classification:
G06F 21/30, G06F 21/00
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13164249

User interface virtualization for remote devices

IPC classification:
G06F 3/14, G06F 9/44
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP12180481

Ip router and method of allocating IP address

IPC classification:
H04L 29/12
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP12823387

HIERARCHICAL CONTROLLER CLUSTERS FOR INTERCONNECTING DIFFERENT LOGICAL DOMAINS

IPC classification:
H04L 12/54
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12843934

CHASSIS CONTROLLERS FOR CONVERTING UNIVERSAL FLOWS

IPC classification:
H04L 12/28
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12756243

COMPUTER DEVICE WITH ANTI-TAMPER RESOURCE SECURITY

IPC classification:
G06F 21/60
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP12844417

NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH SCHEDULING CAPABILITIES

IPC classification:
H04L 12/70
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13721460

EXCHANGE OF NETWORK STATE INFORMATION BETWEEN FORWARDING ELEMENTS

IPC classification:
H04L 12/931, H04L 12/713, G06F 9/455
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13715538

EXTENSION OF LOGICAL NETWORKS ACROSS LAYER 3 VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS

IPC classification:
H04L 29/06, H04L 12/723, H04L 12/46
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP12850665

MIGRATING MIDDLEBOX STATE FOR DISTRIBUTED MIDDLEBOXES

IPC classification:
H04L 12/28
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12773104

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS TO A RESOURCE IN A COMPUTER DEVICE

IPC classification:
G06F 21/54
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13166076

Fabric distributed resource scheduling

IPC classification:
G06F 9/455, G06F 3/06, H04L 29/08
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12835650

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOUNTING DYNAMICALLY MODULAR PROCESSING UNITS

IPC classification:
G06F 1/16
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION WITHDRAWN
EP13189215

Glasses apparatus for watching display image

IPC classification:
H04R 1/10, H04N 13/04
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP12849295

FIREWALLS IN LOGICAL NETWORKS

IPC classification:
G06F 21/00
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12773166

NETWORK CONGESTION MANAGEMENT BASED ON COMMUNICATION DELAY

IPC classification:
H04L 12/841, H04L 12/26
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12847267

PROVIDING AND DYNAMICALLY MOUNTING AND HOUSING PROCESSING CONTROL UNITS

IPC classification:
H05K 7/20, G06F 1/20, G06F 1/16
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP12848500

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A DYNAMIC ELECTRONIC STORAGE UNIT

IPC classification:
G06F 13/14, G06F 3/06, G06F 1/16
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP12808939

PROVISIONING WORK ENVIRONMENTS ON PERSONAL MOBILE DEVICES

IPC classification:
G06F 9/455, G06F 9/445
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12799254

METHOD AND COMPUTER DEVICE TO CONTROL SOFTWARE FILE DOWNLOADS

IPC classification:
H04L 29/06, G06F 21/00
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP12824178

DISTRIBUTED LOGICAL L3 ROUTING

IPC classification:
G06F 15/173
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12850624

METHOD FOR INITIATING CIRCULATION FOR STEAM-ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE

IPC classification:
E21B 43/30, E21B 43/26, E21B 43/24
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP12814117

N-WAY SYNCHRONIZATION OF DESKTOP IMAGES

IPC classification:
G06F 17/30, G06F 9/44
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13721459

USING TRANSACTIONS TO MINIMIZE CHURN IN A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK CONTROL SYSTEM

IPC classification:
H04L 12/751
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION WITHDRAWN
EP14160767

Method and apparatus for implementing and managing virtual switches

IPC classification:
H04L 12/931, H04L 12/70, G06F 9/455
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP12865051

DISC VISIBLE TYPE DISC DRIVE APPARATUS

IPC classification:
G11B 17/04
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12816597

REDUCTION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL METRIC ERROR DUE TO INERTIAL CADENCE

IPC classification:
A61B 5/11, A61B 5/024, A63B 24/00
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14170230

Curved display apparatus

IPC classification:
H04N 5/64, G02F 1/1333
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14162888

Display apparatus and method for applying on screen display (OSD) thereto

IPC classification:
H04N 13/00
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13188646

Hypervisor I/O staging on external cache devices

IPC classification:
G06F 12/08, G06F 9/455, G06F 3/06
Applicant:
VMWare, Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13749396

ELECTRICAL COMBINER BOX WITH IMPROVED FUNCTIONALITY

IPC classification:
G05B 11/01
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14150034

Apparatus and method for generating depth information

IPC classification:
G06T 7/00
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP13708154

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE CONTENT DETECTION AND IMAGE CONTENT REPLACEMENT SYSTEM

IPC classification:
H04N 5/33, H04N 5/272, H04N 5/225
Applicant:
Supponor Oy
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12849710

CONNECTION IDENTIFIER ASSIGNMENT AND SOURCE NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION

IPC classification:
H04L 29/12, G06F 15/16
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12850519

ARCHITECTURE OF NETWORKS WITH MIDDLEBOXES

IPC classification:
H04L 29/12, H04L 12/931, G06F 15/16
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12849015

NETWORK CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING MIDDLEBOXES

IPC classification:
H04L 29/12, G06F 15/16
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP12849104

LOAD BALANCING AND DESTINATION NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION MIDDLEBOXES

IPC classification:
H04L 29/12, H04L 29/08, G06F 15/16, G06F 11/34
Applicant:
Nicira Inc.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12721089

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING BATTERY PASSIVATION IN A METER-READING MODULE

IPC classification:
H01M 10/48, H01M 10/44, H01M 10/42, H01M 10/052, H01M 6/50, G01D 4/00
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP13199868

Method of receiving connection information from mobile communication device, computer-readable storage medium having recorded thereon the method, and digital image-capturing apparatus

IPC classification:
H04W 48/00, G06T 1/00
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14161308

Electronic device, server and control method thereof

IPC classification:
H04N 5/44, G10L 15/22
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13199895

Display apparatus, input apparatus, and method for compensating coordinates using the same

IPC classification:
H04N 21/422, G06F 3/0484, G06F 3/0481
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13717844

METHOD AND COMPUTER DEVICE FOR HANDLING COM OBJECTS

IPC classification:
G06F 21/52
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13781064

PACKAGED DIGITAL RIGHTS MESSAGING

IPC classification:
H04N 21/8358, H04N 21/4627
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP12193930

Display apparatus and method for converting display mode thereof

IPC classification:
H04N 13/04
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION REFUSED
EP13153969

Curved display apparatus

IPC classification:
G02F 1/1333
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Applicant:
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP12185919

Electronic Apparatus and Method for Controlling Thereof

IPC classification:
G06F 3/01
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION REFUSED
EP11815972

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL POWER FROM A FLOWING CURRENT OF FLUID

IPC classification:
F03B 13/26, F03B 13/22, F03B 13/12, E02B 9/08, F03B 17/06
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12197602

Display apparatus and controlling methods thereof

IPC classification:
H04N 13/04
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION REFUSED
EP12189602

Apparatus and method for displaying

IPC classification:
H04N 13/04, H04N 13/00
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP13153265

Display apparatus, remote controlling apparatus and control method thereof

IPC classification:
H04B 7/005, H04B 1/76, G06F 3/01, H04N 21/422
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION REFUSED
EP12197557

Display apparatus and controlling methods thereof

IPC classification:
H04N 13/04
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP13150349

Glasses apparatus for watching display image

IPC classification:
H04R 1/10, H04N 13/04
Applicant:
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Agent:
Ian Robinson, Appleyard Lees Ltd
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT

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