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.

Caroline Allen

Caroline Allen

Chartered UK & European Patent Attorney & UK IP Litigator

Caroline is an experienced European and UK patent attorney. She specialises in mechanics and physics-related inventions and has a particular interest in AI technology. She also has expertise in UK and European designs, and in handling complex design objections before the EU and UK offices.

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.

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.

Phil Barnes

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.

Liz Cox

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.

Kaori Kurokawa

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.

Maria Marlborough

Maria Marlborough

Paralegal

Maria joined the Barnes IP team in 2021 and is an experienced patent formalities administrator, having spent over 25 years working in-house in a global patents department.

Sue McCausland

Sue McCausland

Consultant Patent Attorney

Susan had an established career as a patent attorney in Australia before emigrating to Europe to continue in the profession. She has diverse experience in the electronics fields, but with a particular focus on telecommunications, software and medical inventions. Having trained in multiple jurisdictions, she provides a global viewpoint to the patenting process.

Olga Pedley

Olga Pedley

Multi-jurisdictional Attorney at Law and Solicitor

Olga’s principal background is corporate and commercial law, with a wealth of experience advising on JVs, M&A and cross border transactions as well as complex hospitality, energy, property and environmental projects. Olga’s current professional focus is technology, IP and data protection; she is admitted to practice in England, New York and Ukraine and is a fluent Ukrainian and Russian speaker.

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.

Windsor Office

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

London Office

8 Hermitage Street, London, W2 1BE, United Kingdom

Hong Kong Office

Level 15, The Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

Malta Office

The Hub Workspace, Triq San Andrija, San Gwann SGN 1612, Malta

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