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The members of our team are highly experienced dispute resolution specialists, drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including international law firms, corporate (in-house) practice and academia.
 
Dr Duncan Curley
Head of Patents
Direct: + 44 (0)20 3657 9045
Email: duncancurley@innovatelegal.co.uk
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Dr Amanda Easey
Solicitor
Tel: +44 (0)20 7936 9056
Email: amandaeasey@innovatelegal.co.uk
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Dr Duncan Curley is a solicitor and the founder of Innovate Legal. He obtained his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at University College, London in 1992, before qualifying as a solicitor in 1995. He was formerly a partner in the intellectual property department of a major U.S. law firm. Duncan founded Innovate legal in June 2007. He represents clients across the full range of intellectual property rights including patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and trade secrets. Dr Amanda Easey is a solicitor. She qualified in 2005 at a major U.S. law firm. Before becoming a lawyer, she practised as an NHS hospital doctor in London. Amanda has experience of a broad range of intellectual property related matters, covering both litigation and commercial agreements (non-contentious matters). She completed her medical training at Oxford University and Imperial College, London, and has research experience in the fields of electrophysiology and virology.
   
   
Simon Barnham
Company Secretary
Direct: + 44 (0)20 7936 9056
Email: simonbarnham@innovatelegal.co.uk
Cheng Tan
Head of Trade Marks and Brands
Tel: +44 (0)20 3657 9046
Email: chengtan@innovatelegal.co.uk
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Simon joined Innovate Legal when the firm was founded in 2007 and is Company Secretary. He has responsibility for Innovate Legal’s website, publications, seminars and external events. He is the member of the litigation team responsible for liaising with the court. Cheng Tan graduated in law from the University of Leicester. After completing a Masters in Law from Kings College, London, Cheng began her career in trade marks in 1998. Cheng's extensive experience includes advising on UK and Community trade mark law and practice; managing worldwide trade mark portfolios; assisting clients through complex trade mark disputes; handling of opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings; negotiation for and acquisition of trade marks and associated rights; searching and clearance; recordal of registrable transactions and providing assistance on corporate transactions.
   
   
Avanti Sapre
Paralegal
Tel: +44 (0)20 7936 9056
Email: avantisapre@innovatelegal.co.uk
Fred Pearson
Tel: +44 (0)20 7936 9056
Email: fredpearson@innovatelegal.co.uk
   
Avanti Sapre is a lawyer qualified in India, who is working as a paralegal whilst undertaking the QLTS. Avanti has assisted on a number of cases, including a recent artistic copyright case in the small claims division of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. Fred Pearson is a patent and trade mark attorney. He has worked in the field of intellectual property for over 40 years, the majority of that time having been spent in industry. Fred was Head of Intellectual Property at ICI. He has extensive experience of all aspects of corporate intellectual property practice, including intellectual property management and strategy development. Fred recently consulted for an international law firm on patent filing and pan- European patent litigation strategies.
   
   
Shamnad Basheer
Tel: +44 (0)20 7936 9056
Email: shamnadbasheer@innovatelegal.co.uk
 
   
Shamnad Basheer is a consultant to Innovate Legal. On graduating from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Shamnad joined New Delhi IP law firm, Anand and Anand, before entering academia. Shamnad is now Ministry of HRD Chaired Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the National University of Juridical Sciences in Calcutta, India. He is also the founder of SpicyIP, a blog dedicated to IP news and cases from India.  
 
 
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