A Happy Union

Under the common name of Rennie-Smith Consultants, Christopher and Helen Rennie-Smith provide consultancy services for their respective expertise.

CRSChristopher Rennie-Smith advises on matters relating to European patents, both on substantive and procedural aspects of EPO and national proceedings.

Although now retired from his position as an appeal judge at the European Patent Office, he remains actively involved in teaching patent law and procedure and is a visiting lecturer at Cambridge and Uppsala universities. He is also an Associate Member of CIPA and “of counsel” to Collyer Bristow LLP, the law firm at which he was previously a partner. As well as English, he speaks fluent French and German and passable Swedish.

Christopher blogs about current patent matters.


HRSpicbokHelen Rennie-Smith coaches individuals and small businesses to streamline their communication and to build communication strategies which is core for pro-active communication.

She also gives workshops in public speaking and how to lobby your MP.

Helen’s consultancy is also part of ScandiCoLab, a collaboration project for Swedish entrepreneurs. She speaks fluent English and Swedish and passable French and German and blogs privately about the joy of ageing and weightloss for foodies.