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Dr Mark Connell - Senior Associate


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

I graduated from the University of Manchester with first and second degrees in Chemistry and then spent a short time working as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, before joining the patent profession in 2007.  I joined Forresters in 2013.

James Cornford - Senior Associate


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

I graduated with a MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University in 2010. As a part of my degree, I spent a year studying in Sydney, working in computational fluid dynamics. In my final year, my research project was investigating the application of solar powered refrigeration to developing countries.

Kate Cruse - Senior Associate


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UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, European Trade Mark Attorney

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in Hispanic/Portuguese Studies. The course included enjoyable stints at the Pontificia Catholic University of Santiago de Chile and Coimbra University, Portugal.

Charlotte Fox - Senior Associate


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Chartered UK Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

I graduated from Cambridge University with a MA(Hons) in Natural Sciences, specialising in genetics and development in my final year. Whilst at university, I worked for a small pharma start-up company, where I was involved in developing recombinant antibodies to target the hospital "superbug" MRSA.

Dr Jack Gunning - Senior Associate


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

I work in a wide variety of technical areas, spanning wet chemistry through to mechanical devices and electronics. 

My work includes the full range of patent attorney services, including UK and European patent application drafting and prosecution as well as the prosecution of foreign patent applications.

Janette Hamer - Senior Associate


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UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, European Trade Mark Attorney,   Solicitor, German Rechtsanwalt 

I read law at the University in Dresden and hold a Masters of Law in International Business Legal Studies from the University of Exeter. 

After qualifying in Germany, I worked as a Rechtsanwalt in a specialist firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys in Munich before moving to the UK in 2004. Prior to joining Forresters at the beginning of 2016, I worked for a global IP consultancy and a firm of solicitors specialising in sports and entertainment law in London.

Emma Johnson - Senior Associate


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, European Trade Mark Attorney

My background, before embarking on a career in IP, was in physics, and my degree from the University of Birmingham included a liberal dose of astrophysics. My patent work is focussed on mechanical and electrical inventions, but covers a broad spectrum of technologies, from printing apparatus to cleaning equipment.

Dr Alison Lawson - Senior Associate


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, European Trade Mark Attorney

During my first degree in metallurgy and the science of materials at the University of Oxford, I developed in interest in biomedical materials, and stayed on at St. Catherine's College to carry out research into the development of a synthetic bone substitute.

David Murphy - Senior Associate


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

I have an MSc in the management of intellectual property, which I obtained from Queen Mary, London. My legal training is underpinned by the broad and varied scientific knowledge acquired during my studies for a BSc in biomedical sciences at Keele University.

Dr Nick Palmer - Senior Associate


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

I am involved in many areas of intellectual property, with much of my time spent advising clients on their ability to sell and protect new products.

Dan Rusby-Gale - Senior Associate


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

I joined Forresters in 2003 after graduating from Bristol University with a Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

I draft and prosecute UK, European and international patent applications. I also coordinate patent protection and filing strategies in other countries around the world. I am actively involved in examination, appeal and opposition hearings at the European Patent Office.