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Reddie & Grose LLP
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TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys Tier 2

The ‘professional, helpful and knowledgeable’ team at Reddie & Grose LLP has recently created five multidisciplinary technology groups to better advise its roster of clients on a range of matters, including original drafting and prosecution work, as well as EPO opposition and appeal proceedings. These include chemistry and materials, digital healthcare, energy and renewables, future transport and oppositions groups. ‘Dedicated’ chairman Alice Findlay and executive partner Jan Vleck oversee the practice, with Nick Reeve leading the electronics and software group and Neil Thornton heading up the life sciences team, while Julie Millburn spearheads the engineering, materials and consumer products team. Simon Goodman heads up the firm’s office in Cambridge, and in the London office, both Georgina Ainscow and Zack Mummery were promoted to partners in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Alice Findlay; Jan Vleck; Nick Reeve; Julie Milburn; Neil Thornton; Simon Goodman

Other key lawyers:

Pete Sadler; Paul Loustalan; Patrick Lloyd; Georgina Ainscow; Zack Mummery; Jon West


‘We have found the team at R&G to be very professional, helpful and knowledgeable. This is particularly useful as there will always be someone on the team who is familiar with the field of the technology and able to grasp quickly and accurately the unique qualities of any new piece of IP.’

‘The team is very responsive and work well together. They are also excellent at providing valuable advice for my clients and their overall needs.’

‘Nick Reeve brings years of experience and expertise to the table.’

‘Zack Mummery is our privileged contact from R&G. He is available at any time and is always doing his best to meet the very short timelines that we had.’

‘Alice Findlay is a dedicated attorney, who provides solid and timely advice. Alice has no problem delivering a message that the subject matter is lacking or whether there needs to be additional disclosure. She is very diligent and timely in her responses. Paul Loustalan is our go-to expert for EPO oppositions. Paul is also a talented practitioner who has learned well from Alice and is a trusted advisor in the prosecution process.’

‘Jon West is very responsive, and provides thorough, detailed and efficient advice.’

‘Their grasp of complex technology and vast experience of the entire patent work-flow in and outside the UK is commendable. They are also very well organised and proactive with deadlines.’

Key clients

Diagnostics for the Real World



Philip Morris International

Hill-Rom (acquired by Baxter International)

Work highlights

  • Assisting Darktrace with the filing and prosecution of its UK and European patent applications.
  • Assisting Saietta in developing and managing its growing international portfolio of patents.
  • Assisted Morphogen-IX Limited, Z Factor Limited, and LockBody Therapeutics Ltd with IP due diligence, following their mergers with Centessa Pharmaceuticals, along with seven other private biotech companies.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 2

Praised for its ‘impressive international reach’, Reddie & Grose LLP has demonstrable capability in the strategic development and management of trade mark portfolios for clients across the technology and financial sectors. With additional experience in the automotive, entertainment, electronics and telecoms industries, the team remains active in the filing of UK and EU trade mark applications, and counts opposition proceedings and enforcement matters in its caseload. Helen Wakerley, who acts for clients in the automotive sector, jointly leads the trade mark team alongside Patrick Lloyd, while chairman Alice Findlay, who has ‘oodles of experience, excellent knowledge and good commercial sense’, and Jan Vleck also oversee the practice. Other key members of the team include Tom Sharman, who focuses on assisting UK-based clients in developing and managing their trade mark portfolios.

Practice head(s):

Alice Findlay; Jan Vleck; Patrick Lloyd; Helen Wakerley

Other key lawyers:

Tom Sharman; Dale Carter; Daniel Sullivan; Filippa Evans


‘Alice Fidnlay has oodles of experience, excellent knowledge and good commercial sense. Filippa Evans is a great associate.’

‘Pleasant to deal with and impressive international reach.’

‘Tom Sharman is very user-friendly and knows his stuff. He tailors his advice to us.’

‘The expertise and patience of all them was and is admirable, given that our needs are so specific.’

Key clients



Vision Direct Group Limited


Work highlights

  • Advising Airhead Design Limited in expanding its IP portfolio, securing a valuation by an independent valuer, securing additional investment, assisting it in preparation for the launch of new products.
  • Advised Volta Trucks in relation to prosecution and opposition, and advising on litigation matters and portfolio management.

Reddie & Grose attorneys are known for their client-friendly approach, legal and technical knowledge, commercial nous and for getting excellent results.

With offices in London, Cambridge, Munich and The Hague our attorneys handle the full range of IP rights including patents, trade marks, registered designs and plant varieties. Within these areas the team are experts in drafting, filing, prosecution, opposition, enforcement, defence and dispute resolution, and advise on IP strategy at all stages in the development of our clients’ portfolios.

We advise on a substantial number of contentious matters, such as oppositions and revocations, in industry sectors ranging from consumer goods to electronics to pharmaceuticals.

We offer services across all key technologies, including:

  • electronics and software (including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and electric and autonomous vehicles);
  • engineering (mechanical and advanced);
  • biotechnology and pharmaceuticals;
  • chemistry and materials;
  • energy and renewables;
  • consumer products and manufacturing;
  • financial services and business methods;
  • food and drink;
  • medical devices and digital healthcare; and
  • telecommunications and broadcasting.

We have a global client base and receive a substantial proportion of our work from the US and the Far East. Our reputation for quality and efficiency ensures that we are consistently referred work by leading global law firms.

Here at Reddie & Grose we continually strive to provide services of the highest standard. We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and offering expert and pragmatic advice that is tailored to our clients’ needs. Avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ approach has allowed us to build up many valued long-lasting client relationships.

We help clients to overcome obstacles by whatever method best fits the strategy for that client. We partner with them and give them recommendations for how they should best protect their IP. As a result, we are regarded very much as members of our clients’ in house teams.


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Georgina Ainscow photo Georgina AinscowPartner Georgina works on patent cases in the fields of physics, engineering,…
Andy Attfield photo Andy AttfieldAssociate Within Reddie & Grose, Andy is a member of the electric…
Phil Bates photo Phil BatesPartner        Phil specialises in the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications…
Mark Bentall photo Mark BentallSenior AssociateMark handles UK, European, and international patent filing and prosecution work…
Dale Carter photo Dale CarterPartner
Andrea Civera photo Andrea CiveraSenior Associate Andrea handles patent work in the general mechanical and applied…
Alex Cope photo Alex CopeSenior Associate Alex Cope handles patents within the electrical, electronics & telecoms…
Ian Dowling photo Ian DowlingSenior Associate Ian handles patent and utility model applications in the UK,…
Filippa Evans photo Filippa EvansAssociate Filippa advises clients from a wide range of industry sectors on…
Alice Findlay photo Alice FindlayChairmanOn the patent side, Alice’s practice is widespread but with particular focus…
Steve Howe photo Steve HowePartner Steve’s practice focuses on the prosecution of patent applications before the…
Adam Kelvey photo Adam KelveyAssociate Adam Kelvey handles patents in the engineering, materials and consumer products…
Patrick Lloyd photo Patrick LloydPartner Patrick’s patent practice is mainly in the electrical and electronics fields,…
Paul Loustalan photo Paul LoustalanPartner In the office, Paul’s practice includes drafting, filing and prosecuting patent…
Ian Loveless photo Ian LovelessPartnerIan Loveless joined Reddie & Grose in 1993 and became a partner…
Stephen Lupini photo Stephen LupiniAssociate Stephen handles patent work in the mechanical, electrical and consumer product…
Julie Millburn photo Julie MillburnPartner Julie assists clients in obtaining worldwide patent and design protection.
Zack Mummery photo Zack MummeryPartner Zack assists large multinational corporations, SMEs and start-ups operating at the…
Duncan Nevett photo Duncan NevettPartner Duncan  helps manage an international patent portfolio for a Fortune 500…
Catherine Nursaw photo Catherine NursawSenior Associate Her practice includes advising on the availability of marks and…
Emily Nytko-Lutz photo Emily Nytko-LutzSenior Associate Emily advises a range of domestic and international companies. She is…
Joshua Parsi photo Joshua ParsiAssociate Josh joined Reddie & Grose in September 2015 after completing a…
Nick Reeve photo Nick ReevePartner Nick is a fluent Japanese speaker specialising in patents in the…
Julie Richardson photo Julie RichardsonPartner Julie specialises in European patent prosecution for US originating inventions in…
Pete Sadler photo Pete SadlerPartner A large part of Pete’s practice involves advising on the patentability…
Juan Sánchez García photo Juan Sánchez GarcíaAssociate Juan has extensive experience prosecuting European patent applications and filing oppositions…
Tom Sharman photo Tom SharmanPartner Tom develops protection strategies for innovations, designs and brands for clients…
Christopher Smith photo Christopher SmithSenior Associate Dr. Christopher Smith handles patents and registered designs in the…
James Spencer photo James SpencerSenior Associate James Spencer is a UK and European patent attorney in…
Daniel Sullivan photo Daniel SullivanAssociate Daniel has extensive experience in all aspects of trade mark prosecution,…
Gillian Taylor photo Gillian TaylorPartner Gillian handles patent work in the chemical and general mechanical fields,…
Bruce Torrance photo Bruce TorranceAssociate Bruce qualified as a European patent attorney in 2019 and has…
Jan Vleck photo Jan VleckPartner Jan’s trade mark practice includes clients of all sizes. Jan has…
Helen Wakerley photo Helen WakerleyPartnerHelen is responsible for the trade mark portfolios of many of our…
Jon West photo Jon WestSenior Associate Jon’s practice includes applications relating to CCDs, audio and video…
Ian Whitfield photo Ian WhitfieldSenior Associate Ian is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney working…
Professional staff : 76
Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
European Patent Institute
AIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
American Intellectual Property Law Association
ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)
Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI)
INTA - International Trademark Association

Reddie & Grose is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce.

Commitment to Equality & Diversity

Our aim is for all our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.   Part of our commitment to this is to review our company values, so we embed our aims as an organisation to create an environment that respects equality, fairness and encourages everyone to reach their full potential for all in our employment, whether temporary, part-time or full-time.

A big part of this commitment includes rolling out training to all staff about their rights and responsibilities regarding the equality, diversity and inclusion.  Responsibilities include staff conducting themselves to help the Firm provide equal opportunities in employment, and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.

These rights carry responsibilities and we require all staff to recognise and act in accordance with them. In addition, we comply with all relevant legislation and good practice.

No individual will be unjustly discriminated against. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Reddie & Grose LLP is a signed-up member of the IP Inclusive Charter promoted by the UK professional institutes and the UK Intellectual Property Office, which represents a public commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the IP professions.

We are also partnered with the Switch to help support our local young people. These children tend to come from under prevailed backgrounds and working with the Switch the aim is to embed essential skills, careers education and employment experiences, to help improve their life chances by levelling the playing field and giving them the chance to live to their full potential.