Marks & Clerk, one of the UK’s largest firms of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, has appointed Steven Gurney as a new Principal Associate of its chemistry patents team in Cambridge.
New Principal Associate in Marks & Clerk’s Cambridge office
Steven is a qualified European, UK, Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney with over 15 years’ experience providing strategic IP advice in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields, delivering commercially relevant, pragmatic and actionable advice.
Steven has worked in both private practice and in-house, and his strong chemical background means he is able to advise on a range of subject matters including pharmaceuticals, organic and inorganic chemistry, medical devices, industrial and polymer chemistry, veterinary medicine and agrochemicals.
In his previous in-house role within a global pharmaceutical company, Steven managed the IP strategy for over 150 pharmaceutical launches globally, strategically advising the business on launch strategy, freedom to operate (FTO), and contentious matters including opposition and multi-jurisdictional litigation. In 2016, Steven was named a ‘Managing Intellectual Property Corporate IP Star.’
Dr Kirsteen Gordon, Cambridge Office Managing Partner at Marks & Clerk, said: “I am very excited to welcome Steven back to Marks & Clerk. Together with his technical expertise as a chemist and a patent attorney, his experience in-house will make him an excellent asset to our team.”
About Marks & Clerk
Marks & Clerk is one of the largest firms of intellectual property advisers in the UK, and is recognised as one of the world’s leading IP firms. It 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.
Together with the firm’s solicitors and consultants, Marks & Clerk’s patent and trade mark attorneys offer clients a comprehensive range of 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 renowned expertise across all commercial sectors and technologies – the firm’s patent attorneys have renowned technical expertise, and its trade mark attorneys advise on all areas of brand protection, including domain name disputes.
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, the firm is able to assist innovators to protect and maximise the value of their intellectual assets on a local and global basis.
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