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Jenkins New Appoinments

New Members of the Jenkins Team

We would like to welcome three new members to the firm, Riz Mohammad, Anders Jensen and Tim Young.

Riz has a B.Eng in Electronics and Communications Engineering and a LL.M in Intellectual Property Law. During his undergraduate engineering he worked at Bharath Electronics Limited in Madras developing novel transmission schemes for military applications. He is a former UK Patent Examiner having worked on applications in the field of radio and wireless communications. Riz joins us from Dyson where he was a Competitor Patent Analyst.

Anders obtained a M.Sc.E. from the Technical University of Denmark before joining the Danish Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner. He obtained the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London in 2010. Anders joined Jenkins in 2012, having spent the intervening years working for a Manchester based firm of patent attorneys, and is currently training towards qualification as a Patent Attorney.

Anders is fluent in Danish, which is his mother tongue, and has a good understanding of German, French, Norwegian, and Swedish.

In his spare time, Anders enjoys music, archery, and riding motorcycles.

Tim graduated from Oxford University in 2010 with a degree in Physics, specialising in condensed matter and particle physics. He joined Jenkins in 2012 and is training towards qualification as a Patent Attorney. Tim is a keen water polo player.

Jenkins & Hugh Dunlop Recommended

Jenkins and Hugh Dunlop have been recommended by the IAM 1000 Guide to The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2012. The guide stated:
"Although best known in the electronics, IT and telecommunications spheres, patent attorney ensemble RGC Jenkins also has a substantial life sciences practice, with a niche in medical devices. Prosecution before the EPO for international patent owners is a central plank of the business; in a bid to capitalise on growing demand in the Far East, it has recently opened an office in Beijing. Like many partners, electronics specialist Hugh Dunlop garnered years of in-house experience before his move to private practice, giving him invaluable insight into the commercial objectives of clients."

New Qualification

Congratulations to Jeff Sweetman who has recently qualified as a European Patent Attorney and UK Chartered Patent Attorney.

Andrew Kenneth Abbie (1945-2012)

The partners of RGC Jenkins & Co. regret to announce the death of Andy Abbie, a partner and head of the Mechanical Engineering Department between 1986 and 2003, after a long illness. Andy graduated from Imperial College, London University in 1967 with a firstclass Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering and took employment as a production engineer with a major British manufacturer of electrical products. He entered the patent profession in private practice in 1970, qualifying in 1974. By this time he had gained first-hand industrial experience of workshop techniques as well as works, manufacturing and production engineering.

Over the course of his career he worked for household names such as Pirelli, and earned the respect of his peers for his experience and expertise in patent validity and infringement matters, industrial design and copyright. Illness forced his early retirement in 2003, but his humour and strength of character left a deep impression at Jenkins and he will be sorely missed. He leaves behind him his wife Lorna and his children Nicola, Paul and Tara. Our sympathies are with them.