Andrew Birkin Formalities Manager

Andrew Birkin
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BA (Hons). Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. Holder of CIPA Certificate in Patent Administration and CITMA certificate in Trade Mark Administration.

After reading Business Administration at De Montfort University Andrew joined Potter Clarkson in 1997 and is responsible for the management and development of the Patent and Trade Mark Formalities departments.

As a member of the firm's Patent and Trade Mark Operations Committees, Andrew plays an important role in keeping working practices current and efficient in the face of changing legislation and works with our Information Technology team to implement continual improvements to our cutting edge in-house software.

Andrew is a Marking Examiner for CIPA and delivers the CIPA Introductory Patent Administrators’ Course in-house at Potter Clarkson.  

Andrew is also responsible for effectively developing and maintaining business relationships with a range of European and global associates.