Feeling Good: The EPO discounts fees for micro-entities
The European Patent Office has announced a new scheme that reduces fees for ‘micro-entities’.
Wilson Gunn has promoted Chris McDonald, Marc Lewis and Mark Jolly to partners. All three are based in the firm’s Manchester head office.
Chris McDonald is a patent and trade mark attorney who initially trained as a Patent Examiner at the European Patent Office in Munich. With a PhD in Chemistry, Chris’s expertise lies in organic and inorganic chemistry, food chemistry, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, polymers, catalysts, pesticides and cosmetics.
Marc Lewis is a patent and trade mark attorney who joined Wilson Gunn in 2007 and has trained and qualified with the firm. Marc deals with a range of patent work, as well as handling trade mark portfolios for some of the firm’s major clients.
Mark Jolly is a patent and design attorney who joined Wilson Gunn in 2014 from a practice in London, having qualified in 2008. A graduate of the University of Manchester, Mark has particular strengths in engineering, especially automotive technology, and in handling contentious matters.
Mark Goodwin, Partner, commented on the promotions: “These promotions show the strength of our business in its North West heartland, which in turn is a testament to the innovative nature of our clients”.