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Partners

Tim Ashton - Equity Partner


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

I graduated in 2001 with a Masters degree in mechanical and materials engineering, joining Forresters the same year and becoming a partner in 2013. Since then have advised clients on a wide spectrum of technologies.

Dr Matt Barton - Equity Partner


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney; European Patent Attorney

I obtained a BSc and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Birmingham before joining Forresters in 2001. I specialise in prosecuting patent applications in Europe, the UK and in many other countries around the world, with particular experience of patent prosecution at the European Patent Office, including oral proceedings, as I am based in our Munich office.

Alex Beattie - Equity Partner


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

My background before entering the profession was in pure physics, and professionally I am now involved mainly with patents and designs. I have become something of a generalist, and I enjoy working on a varied range of mechanical, electrical and software-related technologies. The core of my practice is the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the UK and Europe, although I am also involved in obtaining patents worldwide.

Chris Bond - Equity Partner


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

I graduated from the University of Oxford (New College) with a first class Masters degree in Chemistry in 2005 and have worked at Forresters since then. The findings of my final year research project were published inThe Journal of Organic Chemistry.

Jenny Donald - Equity Partner


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

I graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in biochemistry and genetics. I joined Forresters in 2001 and specialise in patent prosecution in the UK, Europe and elsewhere. I mainly work in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Jon Gowshall - Equity Partner


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

My background is biochemistry, and so my primary technical fields are biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medicine, food science and medical devices. 

Janette Hamer - Partner


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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.

Andy Harding - Equity Partner


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

I graduated from Cardiff University with a first class Masters degree in Integrated Engineering.

My work involves preparing and filing patent and design applications in the UK and Europe; and developing and implementing filing strategies across the world. I have been actively involved in successful opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office and regularly prepare validity and infringement opinions.

Lloyd Hoarton - Managing Partner


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

I graduated in aerospace systems engineering at Southampton University. I handle patent and design prosecution work in diverse engineering fields including miniature precision motors, white goods, digital watermarking, social computing, cyber-security and nano-engineering whilst retaining an active involvement in encryption techniques, telecommunications, electronics and computer/software related inventions.

Emma Johnson - Partner


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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.

Dan Rusby-Gale - Partner


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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.

Russell Sessford - Equity Partner


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

I graduated in electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Nottingham. I now deal primarily with patent and design matters in a wide range of technical fields. In keeping with my background, I specialise in mechanical and electronic inventions with particular emphasis on computer/software inventions.

Matthew Shaw - Equity Partner


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

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham and now work in a wide range of technical fields, and on a variety of IP issues. A significant part of my practice now covers trade marks in the UK and overseas, protecting commercial branding, personal names, corporate identities and logos, with a particular interest in motorsport teams and drivers and the leisure/entertainment industries.

Charlotte Teall - Equity Partner


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UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

My background is in biochemistry and I also hold an MSc in the management of intellectual property from Queen Mary, London. During my undergraduate studies at Imperial College London, I worked as a research assistant at a major international pharmaceutical company, where I became particularly interested in stem cell technologies.

Steven Wake - Equity Partner


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

After completing my studies in engineering with German and spending periods of time working in industry and as a technical translator in Germany, I joined Forresters in 1985. I qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney and dealt with inventions in the field of mechanical engineering and hydraulic systems before deciding to concentrate on my trade mark practice.

Ross Walker - Equity Partner


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

I joined Forresters in 2001 and became a partner in 2006. I am the resident partner at our Liverpool office.  With just under 20 years' experience in the profession and with a technical background of biochemistry, I primarily specialise in providing IP advice in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. I particularly enjoy, and am well versed in, contentious work including EPO oppositions and appeals.