Our team

Meet the people at the heart of Barnes IP: your in-house technology team

Led by industry expert, Philip Barnes, Barnes IP is fast establishing a name for itself as one of the most innovative, commercially-minded niche IP teams in the sector. Our team has been hand-picked to combine the very best expertise with the distinctive Barnes IP approach.

To get in touch with any of our team members below, please use our contact page or give us a call on 020 3858 0810.

Philip Barnes

Chartered UK & European Patent Attorney & UK IP Litigator

Phil is a Patent Attorney with experience in both private practice and in-house. He can advise and assist in the creation and management of IP portfolios, of all sizes, as well as providing commercially-focussed advice to best use existing IP and inform IP strategy. Philip is also an ex-P6/FD4 examiner and creates/runs IP training courses for the CIPA FD4 examination.

Suchit Amin

Suchit Amin

Chartered UK & European Patent Attorney & UK IP Litigator

Suchit is experienced with creating and managing IP portfolios for a number of clients in a wide variety of technical fields, including computer-implemented inventions, telecommunications and medical equipment. He is also involved in the training of patent attorneys and serves an active role in professional examination boards.

Simon Sellars

Simon Sellars

Trade Mark Attorney & IP Solicitor

Simon is a Solicitor with over 15 years of experience across all areas of intellectual property generation, protection, commercialisation and enforcement. He has previously dual-qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney, and manages international trade mark portfolios for businesses of all sizes and across all industries.

Simon Sellars

Kaori Kurokawa

Senior Paralegal

Kaori joined the Barnes IP team in May 2021. She is an IP formalities professional with experience of working for private practices and a large corporation in Japan and U.K. Kaori is a CIPA qualified Patent Administrator and Qualified ITMA Trade Mark Paralegal and has over 12 years’ experience in handling IP formalities worldwide.

Suchit Amin

Maria Marlborough


Maria joined the Barnes IP team earlier this year and is an experienced patent formalities administrator, having spent over 25 years working in-house in a global patents department.

Simon Sellars

Clare Barnes

Chief of Staff

Clare manages Barnes IP operations and is the representative for the company at IP Inclusive, helping promote and improve equality, diversity and inclusion, along with encouraging girls to follow STEM careers. Clare also manages recruitment and HR, and runs Barnes IP Training, delivering training courses to part-qualified patent attorneys working towards their professional exams.

Liz Cox

Head of Marketing

Experienced marketing communications manager, with over twenty years’ technical and creative industry knowledge, Liz can bring a brand to life with her mix of content creation, design, product marketing, brand management, events, social media and public relation skills.

Windsor Office

Castle Hill House, 12 Castle Hill, Windsor, SL4 1PD, United Kingdom

London Office

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Hong Kong Office

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Malta Office

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