After obtaining a first-class honours degree in Mechanical/Electronic Engineering from Glasgow Caledonian University, Glen went on to do a Phd in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, spending time doing research at the National Engineering Laboratory (NEL), East Kilbride and sponsored by Ford. Glen also holds qualifications in computer software development.
Glen entered the IP profession direct from university, joining a large IP private practice where he specialised in automotive and oil & gas technology, and for whom he spent his final year managing the Dublin office. In 2007 he moved to another leading UK IP firm, where he was responsible for opening and building a new branch practice in Aberdeen and in 2013 became a partner with responsibility for implementing policies and initiatives of the firm’s Engineering Group, and the firm’s Patent Box scheme. Utilising his experience, Glen went on to run his own successful IP practice.