Barker Brettell LLP

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Bronze - Firms: prosecution

Established in Birmingham in 1850, the venerable Barker Brettell dispenses sophisticated prosecution counsel and patent strategy, especially within the high-technology, automotive and aerospace sectors. It has an intuitive grasp of the needs of universities and their spin-outs, and complements its domestic workload with a slew of overseas instructions, particularly from the United States. With over 30 years in the game, John Lawrence heads the automotive and aerospace sector groups; computer-implemented inventions and electronics briefs for major players such as HP and Ericsson are further strings to his bow. On the life sciences side, Jennifer Atkinson captains both the biotechnology group and the university sector team. The astute IP strategist and EPO representative has been busy managing portfolios for the universities of Nottingham and Oxford; helping an academic start-up which went on to secure £1.5 million in funding; and advising various universities on covid-19 technologies.

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