Board/Executive Team

Nicola Baker-Munton Bio/Biochem (Hons) - Executive Chair CPA, EPA

Sarah Grant Mbiochem - Chief Executive Officer CPA, EPA

Rob Dillarstone - Non-Executive Director

Abigail Woolhouse CTMA - HEAD OF TMs/COPYRIGHT, Senior Attorney CTMA, MITMA

Sarah Scott MA, MSci, PhD, CA - Head of Finance and HR

Anna Smith MCIPD - Head of People


Nicola Baker-Munton Bio/Biochem (Hons)

Executive Chair CPA, EPA

Nicola Baker-Munton is the founder and Chief Executive Officer/Chair of Stratagem IPM. She is a Chartered UK Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney with a joint honours degree in biology and biochemistry. During her nine years as an industrial practitioner at the Wellcome Foundation Limited, and four years in the private sector, Nicola recognised the need for much greater assistance with management of intellectual property earlier in the development of technologies, and advice and assistance with commercialisation throughout the technology/product life-cycle.

Nicola founded Stratagem IPM in 1999. With Steady growth it has become the leading specialist company providing active strategic management of intellectual property portfolios from inception through development to market, and from academia through startup to stock market listing.

Sarah Grant MBiochem

Chief Executive Officer CPA, EPA

Sarah Grant is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. Before joining Stratagem IPM, Sarah worked as an Intellectual Property Manager for NHS Innovations London. She was responsible for evaluating the commercial potential of healthcare ideas from clinicians with a view to licensing the technology or forming spin-out companies. Such evaluation included full IP reviews and strategic advice as well ascertaining whether any development was required and seeking the required funding, freedom to operate analysis and drafting contracts. Sarah has particular experience in the diagnostic and therapeutic fields.

Following her graduation from the University of Oxford with a Masters Degree in Biochemistry in 1998, she trained at London-based firm of patent attorneys where she qualified. Her experience from this period includes all aspects of filing and prosecuting patent applications; managing portfolios for a varied client base.

Rob Dillarstone

Non-Executive Director

Rob graduated with a law degree from University College London in 1983 and qualified as a solicitor at Greenwoods in Peterborough in 1986. He spent his career as an employment lawyer before becoming Greenwoods’ Managing Partner in 2009.

Rob led Greenwoods on its mergers with Walker Wallis in Cambridge in 2012 and with central London firm, GRM Law, in 2018 to create Greenwoods GRM where Rob is now Managing Partner. Rob is passionate about leadership and the firm’s values of respect, excellence, freedom and fun.

Rob worships at St Peter's Church, Oundle. He is a keen runner and season ticket holder at Peterborough United. In 2019 Rob became a Trustee of CBM UK, a charity which transform the lives of people with disability, their families and communities in the poorest places of the world.

Abigail Woolhouse CTMA, ETMA


Abigail joined Stratagem in 2005 and is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and European Trade Mark Attorney. She began her career in private practice, moving to ICI in 1999 taking on responsibility for various trade mark portfolios within the ICI Group and management of the domain name portfolio. 

Since working for Stratagem, Abigail has provided strategic advice in the fields of trade marks, copyright, domain names and agreements to individuals, start-ups, SMEs and international companies, with the advice always being tailored to the business plan of each client. 

Abigail has provided advice on several acquisitions and disposals and has responsibility for Agreement Management within Stratagem.

Now Head of Trade Marks, Abigail has also been involved in the resolution of many disputes and remains committed to resolving conflicts by agreement rather than taking a purely contentious line. 

Known for her common sense and invaluable advice, Abigail is always willing to share her experience through training and presentations.

Sarah Scott MA, MSci, PhD, CA

Head of Finance and HR

Sarah joined Stratagem IPM in 2017

Sarah graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Masters Degree in Biochemistry in 2002.  Following the completion of her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, she trained in accountancy at the Cambridge office of EY.  She gained her Chartered status (CA) in 2009.  At EY, Sarah worked on the audits for a range of clients, from start-up Biotechnology companies to large multi-national organisations.

Following a year as Assistant Manager at EY, Sarah decided to move out of practice. She was appointed to the role of Director of Finance at an Outstanding Academy in the Cambridge area. Whilst Director of Finance, Sarah oversaw the integration of personnel and financial systems when the Academy grew into a Multi-Academy Trust, encompassing a number of other Secondary Schools in Cambridgeshire.

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