Yorkshire IP firm attracts top new talent as growth curve continues

Pictured are Secerna partner Jason Boakes, left; and trainee patent attorney Robin Milward

Intellectual property specialist Secerna LLP has welcomed a new trainee patent attorney to its team in York, bolstering the firm’s robotics, physics and electronics expertise.

Robin Milward joins the established intellectual property law firm to support a growing worldwide client base of multi-national corporations, FTSE and NYSE listed companies, universities, spin-out companies, small businesses and innovators.

Having completed a MSc in Robotics and Mechatronics at Leeds University and a year working in the renewables industry, Robin brings a wealth of knowledge to his role at Secerna. He will work across a broad range of sectors including engineering, electronics and physics.

Robin said: “The chance to learn from such highly-respected attorneys really appealed to me. It can be easy to get lost when you are a small cog in a large firm, whereas here there are many opportunities to work hands on with clients, learn and enjoy my work as part of the wider team.

“I have been working on a number of Brexit-related issues and new technologies that only a handful of people know about, which is very exciting.”

Secerna partner Jason Boakes said: “We are very happy to welcome Robin to our team. His knowledge and experience are already proving incredibly valuable to our work with clients across the UK and beyond.

“The firm is experiencing significant growth. We are keen to continue attracting and providing development paths for part and fully qualified patent attorneys, and talented young science and technology graduates who, like Robin, are looking for an alternative to a career in industry.”

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