AdamsonJones is delighted to announce that Freya Hine and Ben Jones have passed the Patent Examination Board (PEB) Final Diploma Examinations and are now registered UK patent attorneys. Their exam success has brought some welcome additional breadth to the firm's now ten-strong team of qualified attorneys.
Freya and Ben both joined the firm as patent assistants in October 2012, providing support with all aspects of patent work, including drafting and prosecution, as well as the formulation of infringement and validity advice.
Ben graduated from Durham University with a MSci (Hons) in Natural Sciences, having taken modules in physics and mathematics. His main area of technical expertise is patent and design protection in the fields of medical devices and electronics, as well as trade marks.
Freya has a PhD in Bioinorganic Chemistry from the University of Nottingham, where she worked as a Business Science Fellow before joining AdamsonJones. Freya’s technical expertise is focused on patent matters for medical devices, pharmaceutical and chemistry, and biotechnology.
Simon Cooper, managing director, said “During the past three years Freya and Ben have undertaken extensive in-house training, external revision courses and numerous exams in order to become qualified UK patent attorneys.
Freya continues “Having started the journey to qualification and gone through the whole process together, it was a huge relief and so nice that we both passed the final exams together too.”
Freya and Ben also sat the European Qualifying Examinations (EQE) in March and will receive the results in August. If successful they will both qualify as European patent attorneys, joining the existing team of eight dual-qualified UK and European patent attorneys at AdamsonJones.