The ARU Peterborough IP Law Clinic offers free, independent, face-to-face and confidential guidance on a wide range of Intellectual Property topics.
Our clinic – run in collaboration with a professional Intellectual Property (IP) practitioner, Eric Siecker – is easily accessible to the local business community and individuals that are in need of guidance on Intellectual Property matters, including:
Based at ARU Peterborough’s award-winning campus on Bishop’s Road, Peterborough, the clinic will run on the second Wednesday of each month between 1-4pm, by pre-arranged appointment.
Unfortunately, at this time we cannot accept drop-ins.
Eric Siecker is a European and UK registered patent & trademark attorney (EPA, CPA, CTMA) with experience in a broad range of technologies and deep expertise in mechanical engineering, especially in the automotive, heavy machinery, agriculture, mining and marine sectors.
Eric has been part of IP leadership teams in both corporations and law firms, enabling him to combine the two different skill sets those different IP environments demand. He's therefore well-positioned to counsel on all types of IP matters to start-ups, SMEs and large corporations.
After spending his career in IP for corporations and private practice, Eric now also works with business owners that are looking to grow by assisting them with incubation, financing, increasing sales, attracting investments, penetrating overseas markets (particularly the US) and general business counselling. Eric also owns a business brokerage in the UK which creates a seamless service for business owners to transition from an accelerated growth journey to an optimized exit.
Eric graduated from Cranfield University with an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and from Queen Mary, University of London with a MSc in Intellectual Property Management. He is a member of the European Patent Institute, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys and the International Business Brokers Association.
The ARU Peterborough IP Law Clinic gives our law students an invaluable opportunity to work on real-life cases, under the supervision of a qualified IP practitioner.
If you think you might benefit from advice, please complete the form below with as much detail as possible.
One of our advisors will assess your information to check that we can assist and will be in touch with booking information. Appointments will be for a maximum of 45 minutes.
Unfortunately, at this time the ARU Peterborough IP Law Clinic cannot accept drop-ins.