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Gibbs to head up Glasgow patent office

Richard GibbsMarks & Clerk, Britain’s biggest intellectual property firm, has appointed Dr Richard Gibbs as managing partner in Glasgow.

A chartered and European patent attorney, Mr Gibbs has spent over 13 years advising clients on their IP needs and was made a partner in the business in 2013.

With particular expertise in the field of biotechnology and technologies, he has worked with all of Scotland’s major universities and is a regular speaker at IP conferences and events.

Dr Maureen Kinsler, international chairman, Marks & Clerk, said: “Richard offers invaluable counsel to our clients in the biotech and medical devices sectors on protecting and maximising the potential of their intellectual property portfolios.

“I have no doubt he will be a great asset in leading our Glasgow office as we continue to expand our Scottish presence.

“With Scotland’s biotech and science industries continuing to experience strong growth through continued innovation, his expertise in these sectors will continue to prove of tremendous benefit to helping our clients meet and exceed their commercial objectives.”

Mr Gibbs joined the patent profession after a period as both a research scientist and a university lecturer, having obtained an honours degree in medical microbiology and a doctorate in immunology and microbiology from the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Gibbs’ predecessor, Dr David Moreland, is taking up a new position as the firm’s Luxembourg Office liaison partner.

Marks & Clerk has bolstered its presence in the North East with the appointment of Javier Agullo Pastor as a trainee attorney in their Aberdeen office.  

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