Partner promotions at AA Thornton

The partners of AA Thornton are very pleased to announce that Alex Bone, Sarah Darby, Nikesh Patel, Dr Marianne Privett and Nick South have become Partners of the firm as from September 2018.

All are extremely experienced attorneys, and valued members of their patent and trade marks teams. Alex is a patent attorney in our Engineering, Physics and Mechanical devices patent department, with a background in medical devices. Marianne is a patent attorney in our Chemistry, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals patent department with significant experience across a range of chemical technologies. Nick and Nikesh are patent attorneys in our Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Telecoms & IT patent department. Nikesh has considerable experience in handling patent applications related to computer implemented inventions, while Nick advises a wide range of clients across technologies including electromagnetic sensors, semiconductor devices, electric motors and medical instruments. Sarah is a trade mark attorney with a broad range of experience in searching, filing, prosecution and maintenance of trade marks before the UK and European Union Trade Marks offices, as well as a wide range of other countries around the world. She routinely advises on strategic matters and represents clients in contentious issues. Sarah works with clients from  a variety of sectors including fashion, hospitality and food and drink.

Commenting on the appointment, Ian Gill, Partnership Chair said:

“We are delighted about the appointments of Alex, Sarah, Nikesh, Marianne and Nick to the partnership. Over the years they have already made significant contributions to the firm and have demonstrated a commitment to excellent client service and this promotion is a recognition of this by the firm. They are each highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable in their respective fields, and will make strong partners. Our firm is going through a very exciting growth phase at the moment, and these new talented partners are an essential part of our growth plans.”

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