Albright IP has welcomed four new members of staff to its offices. Following an exceptional year of growth in 2018, the new team members will help to strengthen our offering of professional and cost-effective intellectual property (IP) protection for our clients in the UK and across the globe. Our new employees take the total number of staff up to 26 at our Montpellier headquarters.
These new additions to the team are a reflection of our ongoing expansion and will bolster us to meet our clients’ ever-evolving needs. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with a unique combination of IP strategy, patent and trademark services combined with the prototype design/development services offered through our in-house design consultancy, DUKU.
Commenting on the new arrivals, Albright IP Managing Director Robert Games said:
“These new team members have given us a real boost and we’re delighted to be starting 2019 on such a strong footing. They are already supporting our clients and making their individual contributions to our overall delivery of quality legal advice and practice in all matters relating to Intellectual Property. We look forward to another year of driving and protecting innovation for our clients in the UK and internationally.”
Meet the new team members
With each of the new additions bringing their own interests and insights to the team, you can find out a little about them here…
Christina Chan has joined as Trainee Trade Mark Attorney
Christina joins Albright IP straight from Queen Mary University of London, where she completed an MA in Intellectual Property Law. She is particularly interested in the interplay between Intellectual Property Rights, the right to freedom of expression, and their place in the age of interactive and collaborative online activity, and she brings a fresh enthusiasm to the team.
Adrian French has joined as Trainee Patent Attorney
Having completed a BEng in Systems Engineering and an MSc in Advanced Biomedical Engineering from the University of Warwick, Adrian worked as a UK IPO Patent Examiner for 5 years. He is currently working on his dissertation to complete a LL.M in Intellectual Property Law. He’ll be training as a patent attorney and will be involved in drafting, filing and general prosecution of patents.
Jennifer Pitman has joined as IP Administrator
Jenny holds the Patent Administrator’s qualification awarded by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA). She has many years of legal experience, both in the UK and her birthplace of Bermuda, having previously worked in IP with a focus on patents and registered designs, since 2009.
Helen Morris has joined as IP Administrator
Due to attend the CIPA Administrators’ Course later in the year, Helen will be working with patent and design matters, assisting with initial client enquires, through filing and the various stages of the application process to grant and maintenance.