We welcome Andrew Mears to the firm and the partnership. A qualified patent attorney in the UK, Europe and Singapore, Andrew joins our well-established engineering group. He will be based in our Bristol office.
Andrew’s patent expertise extends across a number of electrical and mechanical fields, including telecommunications, electronic payment technologies, semiconductor devices, aerospace systems, surveillance systems, imaging systems and drilling systems. During his career, he has been based in Singapore and Canada, as well as London and Bristol in the UK.
His arrival further expands our Engineering team and represents the latest milestone in a year of remarkable growth and development for the firm.
Richard Johnson, a partner in Bristol office, commented: “At Mewburn Ellis, we have always trained the very best IP attorneys and have traditionally promoted from within. However, as we undergo significant growth, we are increasingly considering carefully selected lateral hires. Andrew’s credentials are impeccable and his patent expertise and international experience will add significant value to Mewburn’s client delivery and business development. We’re delighted to welcome him to the firm.
Commenting ahead of his arrival, Andrew Mears said: “Mewburn Ellis’ track record and reputation for IP excellence is well known and the firm has ambitious plans for growth. It’s an exciting time to be joining the firm.”