Stewart is great at distilling complex legal issues into an easily understandable form, and helping clients confidently make IP work well for them. His aeronautical engineering background led him to obtain a private pilot’s licence. He enjoys water sports and recently completed his first triathlon.
His previous role as a patent office examiner distinguishes Steven from most other attorneys. A physicist by training, Steven is adept at getting to grips with a broad range of technologies within the wider engineering field. He is also a specialist in registered designs. He likes a challenge and once participated in a charity cycle from Helsinki (Finland) to Nice (France).
Having studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, Avir handles a wide range of subject-matter stretching from mechanical to software-related technologies and has considerable experience in handling EPO Oral Proceedings before the Opposition and Examining Divisions, and the Boards of Appeal. He is adept at tailoring his IP advice to the particular client, whether they are a small start-up or a large corporation with an established in-house IP team. Avir enjoys motorsports and playing racket sports in his free time.
Richard handles a wide variety of chemical technologies in a diverse range of commercial fields, including fuel cells, composites for aero engines, alloys, polymers, printing ink/toner and cosmetic active ingredients, such as anti-dandruff actives and sunscreens. He is also at home in mechanical fields and has worked extensively in areas such as medical implants and oil and gas technologies. For six years, Richard was a member of the electromechanics examination committee for qualifying as a European Patent Attorney. Richard also has a great deal of experience and expertise in handling EPO oral proceedings.
Past experience as an in-house attorney within the oil and gas sector has given Suzanne a different perspective of the patent attorney profession. Being embedded within engineering teams and tasked with capturing intellectual property rights at their source and actively managing a portfolio of rights was both challenging and rewarding.
As a Chartered (UK) and European Trade Mark Attorney, Meena specialises in global brand protection and the management of trade mark portfolios of all shapes and sizes. Meena’s legal background, her specialist in-house experience and her commercial, pragmatic approach make her uniquely skilled within the field of intellectual property law.
Having worked in IP for over 20 years, Gail is vastly experienced in trade mark legal formalities with a particular interest in US use requirements. Having previously managed the trade mark renewals department for both a specialised annuities firm and for one of Europe’s largest patent and trade mark attorney firms, Gail has excellent administration and organisational skills coupled with an in-depth knowledge of trade mark maintenance worldwide. She understands the importance in even the tiniest of details and works to provide clients with the right solution to meet their IP needs.
Hannah began her career in intellectual property at a large international IP firm before joining a specialist global renewals and annuities provider. More recent experience as an IP Paralegal has broadened her experience, and she now provides assistance to attorneys in relation to patents, trade marks and registered designs. Hannah has continuously developed her skills and knowledge in IP, this being exemplified by her recent CIPA qualification as a Patent Administrator. She strives to ensure each client receives the best possible service.
Saki is an experienced administrator and has extensive previous experience providing administrative support in a large academic institute. Saki provides additional reception, mail and facilities management support to our paralegal and wider attorney team.