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Susan Murgatroyd

Susan Murgatroyd

Partner - UK & European Patent Attorney; European Design Attorney

Susan Murgatroyd is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney, and has an honours degree in Physics. Susan entered the profession as a graduate in 1981 with the Patents Department of Thorn EMI Plc and has been a member of the firm since 1987. She has patent experience in the mechanical, electrical and electronics fields and also experience in registered designs. She has acted for clients in EPO opposition proceedings and has regularly advised on patent infringement and revocation matters. Susan is accredited to practise before the European Registered Design Office.

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Max Stacey

Max Stacey

Partner - UK & European Trade Mark Attorney; European Design Attorney

Max Stacey, our Partner in charge of trade marks, is a Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, a qualified Registered Trade Mark Attorney, and is an accredited official representative before the Community Trade Mark and Registered Design Offices.  A graduate of the London School of Economics, Max initially joined us in 1992, quickly qualifying as a trade mark attorney before moving to Guinness PLC for one year.  Rejoining us in 1996, Max has built up a considerable body of experience in UK and CTM oppositions, in advising on infringement and cancellation matters and instructing solicitors and barristers for the purpose of litigation. In addition to ITMA, Max is also a member of INTA and LES.

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Douglas Johnstone

Douglas Johnstone

Partner - UK & European Patent Attorney; European Design Attorney

Douglas Johnstone is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney and an engineering graduate with an honours degree from Imperial College London. Douglas has been a member of this firm since 1992, and a partner since 1997, prior to which he practised as an engineer on major civil engineering projects both in the United Kingdom and abroad, and worked as a patent examiner in the UK Intellectual Property Office and as a patent officer in the Ministry of Defence's Principal Directorate of Patents. He is accredited to practise before the European Registered Design Office.  Douglas has experience in handling EPO oppositions, including oral proceedings, has advised on patent and design disputes and has instructed solicitors and barristers for litigation purposes. 

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Jerry Bridge-Butler

Jerry Bridge-Butler

Partner - UK & European Patent Attorney; UK & European Trade Mark Attorney; European Design Attorney

Jerry Bridge-Butler is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney, as well as a UK and European Trade Mark Attorney. A graduate of the University of Wales, Jerry joined G. F. Redfern & Co in 2000, becoming a partner there in 2006. He then joined Baron Warren Redfern as a partner in 2008. His patent work is mainly in the field of mechanical engineering and electronics, and his trade mark work includes prosecuting applications in the UK and Europe, and protecting the trade mark portfolios of a number of well known brands. He is responsible for dealing with new client enquiries at Baron Warren Redfern, and has in-depth experience in IP protection strategies for start-up companies in particular. Jerry is a member of both CIPA and ITMA, and sits on various committees of both organisations. He also sits on a UK IPO Liaison Committee and has assisted the UK IPO with developing various business outreach tools, such as IP Equip and IP Tutor.

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Stephen Bankes

Stephen Bankes

Partner - UK & European Patent Attorney; European Design Attorney

Stephen Bankes is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, and has a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University. He entered the profession in 1972, and joined Baron & Warren in 1984. He has wide patent experience in chemical and mechanical subject matters and since joining us has handled an increasing number of applications in the medical and biochemical fields. He has considerable experience in the handling of designs and regularly represents clients at opposition and appeal hearings before the European Patent Office, as well as before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the Patents County Court. Stephen is accredited to practise before the European Registered Design Office. He is a member of FICPI. Stephen has now retired as a partner but continues to be fully involved as a consultant.

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Irena Kantor

Irena Kantor

UK & European Trade Mark Attorney; European Design Attorney

Irena Kantor is a Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, a qualified Trade Mark Attorney, and accredited to appear before the European Trade Mark and Registered Design Offices. She is a graduate of the University of East London, with her first degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology as well as being a Master of Philosophy in Molecular Biochemistry. After a period in cancer research and thereafter pharmaceutical sales, Irena entered trade marks. Before joining us as a trade mark assistant in 2000, Irena had built up a range of experience within both private practice and industry.  She qualified working with us at Baron Warren Redfern.

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Gareth Ashton

Gareth Ashton

UK & European Patent Attorney; European Design Attorney

Gareth Ashton is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, and has a Masters degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Bath. Prior to joining Baron Warren Redfern in 2010, he spent a period as a research scientist working on displays and antennas at Philips Electronics, and then entered the profession in 2004. Whilst working at Philips Electronics and later NXP Semiconductors, he dealt with a wide range of electrical and electronic subject matters, including software and semiconductor technology. He also has considerable experience in patent assignment matters, having been responsible for the assignments of several thousand patents in various corporate acquisitions and divestments.

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Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

European Design Attorney

Michael Robinson is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and has an honours degree in Civil Engineering from City University, London. He practised for several years as an engineer before entering the profession in 1996. Michael has experience of a range of technologies, particularly electro-mechanics and IT. He spent two years working in the intellectual property department of NCR, before joining us in 1998. Michael is qualified to prosecute designs before the European Registered Design Office.

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