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The Team

Partners


David J. Crouch

David J. Crouch

MA (Oxon) CPA EPA CTMA

Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
Professional Representative at EUIPO

David Crouch graduated from Keble College, Oxford with an honours degree in physics. He joined Bromhead & Co. in 1978, qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 1981 and becoming a partner of the firm in 1982. He is now the senior partner of the firm. David works on patents in the mechanical and electrical fields and on trade marks.

Ross T. Manaton

Ross T. Manaton

MA (Cantab) CPA EPA CTMA

Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
Professional Representative at EUIPO

Ross Manaton graduated in 1987 from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge with an honours degree in Natural Sciences (with specialisation in chemistry). He qualified as a Registered Trade Mark Attorney in 1991, a Chartered Patent Attorney in 1992 and a European Patent Attorney in 1993. He was awarded the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents' Moss Prize in 1989. Ross joined the firm in 1994, becoming a partner in 1995. He handles chemical and mechanical patent work and trade marks.  He is a member of ECTA.

Dr Michael D. Spencer

Dr Michael D. Spencer

VR BSc PhD CSci CChem CPA EPA CTMA

Chartered Patent Attorney
Chartered Chemist
Chartered Scientist
European Patent Attorney
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
Professional Representative at EUIPO

Michael Spencer graduated in 1986 from University College, London with a first class honours degree in chemistry. In 1990, he obtained his PhD in mechanistic organic chemistry, also from UCL, and joined the firm. He was awarded a Centenary Bursary from the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents in 1990, and in 1991 obtained the Certificate of intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Michael qualified as a registered trade mark attorney in 1992, a European Patent Attorney in 1993, a Chartered patent Attorney in 1994 and a Chartered Chemist in 1995. He became a partner of the firm in 1995. He handles chemical and mechanical patent work and trade marks.  He is a member of INTA.
 

William B. Hanson

William B. Hanson

BEng ACGI CPA EPA

Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Professional Representative at EUIPO

Bill Hanson graduated in 1990 from Imperial College, London with BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 1996 and as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 1999. He was awarded the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents’ Drafting Prize in 1995. Bill joined the firm in 1995, becoming a partner in 2000. Bill’s area of practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical, electronic, mechanical and general fields. He also handles oppositions to European patents and advises on post-grant issues such as infringement.  He is a member of LES.
 


Technical Assistants


Alistair R. Linsley

Alistair R. Linsley

BSc

Alistair graduated with an honours degree in chemistry from the University of Bristol in 2003. After spending a year in Australia, Alistair joined the firm in 2005 as renewals clerk, quickly being promoted to renewals manager.  In 2014, he became a Technical Assistant and was awarded the Post-Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Brunel University in the same year. In 2015, Alistair achieved the Post-Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice from Queen Mary University of London, with Distinction. 

Marine Body

Marine Body

BSc MSc Dipl. CEIPI

Marine graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, physics and health from the University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, and, in 2013, with a Master’s degree in biochemistry and biotechnology, with speciality in Intellectual Property, from the University of Toulouse I Capitole.  She was awarded a Diploma in patents, trade marks and designs from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) in Strasbourg, in 2014.  Marine has been with the firm since 2015 and achieved the Post-Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University of London in 2016. She is fluent in English and French.