New managing partner for Marks & Clerk’s Cambridge office


Marks & Clerk, the UK’s largest firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, has appointed Dr Kirsteen Gordon as the new Managing Partner of its Cambridge office, promoted two of its Patent Attorneys and recruited three new Trainee Patent Attorneys.

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Kirsteen is a Chartered and European Patent Attorney with over 15 years of experience drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide. Her current practice focuses on pharmaceuticals and medical devices, but she has experience in a wide range of different chemical subject matter including diagnostic assays, polymers and petrochemicals. Prior to taking on the role of Office Managing Partner, Kirsteen had been responsible for running the chemistry team in the office.
Dr Mash-Hud Iqbal and Rhyan Probert, both Chartered and European Patent Attorneys in the firm’s Cambridge office specialising in electronics-related patent matters, have been promoted to Senior Associate. Kristofer Drummond, Richard Lawson Fish and Liam O’Connor have been recruited to train as Patent Attorneys in the Cambridge office’s electronics and chemistry teams.
Dr David Ward, UK Managing Partner of Marks & Clerk, said: ”Kirsteen is a valued and well thought of partner of the Cambridge office who offers invaluable counsel to our clients in the chemical sector. I am confident that her vast experience and can-do attitude will stand her in good stead to lead, and significantly contribute to the continued growth of our Cambridge office.”
Dr Kirsteen Gordon, Cambridge Office Managing Partner at Marks & Clerk, added: “I am excited to be taking up this new role. We have a fantastic team of talented attorneys in Cambridge and a strong support team assisting them. Our work with a large number of incredible innovators is hugely enjoyable, with clients including many of Cambridge’s internationally renowned research community. Looking forward, I relish the challenge of working with everyone to continue to develop the service Cambridge office provides to its clients and to raising the profile of Marks & Clerk in the Cambridge area and beyond. Congratulations also to Mash-Hud and Rhyan on their well-deserved promotions, and to Kristofer, Richard and Liam on their appointments.”
Kirsteen’s predecessor, Tim Andrews, who set up the Cambridge Office in 2002, will continue to play a key role in the running of the office, whilst focusing on his chemical practice.

About Marks & Clerk (Cambridge)

Recognised as one of the world's leading intellectual property firms, Marks & Clerk has Cambridge’s largest office of patent and trade mark attorneys. Established in 2002, the firm’s Cambridge office is now the city’s leading provider of IP services. Its patent and trade mark attorneys, together with its commercial IP solicitor from the firm’s associated firm of solicitors, Marks & Clerk Solicitors, offer clients a comprehensive range of intellectual property services – covering patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. This includes obtaining protection worldwide, portfolio management, strategic advice, commercial advice, licensing, enforcement, due diligence and litigation. Marks & Clerk has expertise in a whole range of commercial sectors and technologies.
With a network of 16 offices across the UK (eight locations), Europe, North America and Asia, and long-established relationships with other leading IP firms worldwide, Marks & Clerk is able to meet clients' IP requirements on a local and global basis.

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