Board/Executive Team

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

David Roberts B.Sc (Hons), LLB (Hons) - Non-Executive Chairman CPA, EPA

Sarah Grant Mbiochem - Senior Patent Attorney CPA, EPA (Director & Deputy to CEO)

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

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

Patricia Willett Assoc CIPA - Head of Operations / PA to CEO

Nicola Baker-Munton Bio/Biochem (Hons)

Chief Executive Officer CPA, EPA

Nicola Baker-Munton is the founder and Chief Executive Officer 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.

David Roberts B.Sc (Hons), LLB (Hons)

Non-Executive Chairman CPA, EPA

David Roberts was Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property at GlaxoSmithKline plc, with offices in London and Philadelphia, until June 2007 and Global Head of Intellectual Property at GlaxoSmithKline plc and its legacy companies, SmithKline Beecham plc and Beecham Pharmaceuticals Ltd, for 27 years.

During this time David had executive responsibility for 250 staff including some 120 patent and trade mark attorneys based in Europe, USA and Japan. David has a BSc (Hons) degree in chemistry from the University of Liverpool and an LLB (Hons) from the University of London and is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney.

David Roberts

Sarah Grant MBiochem

Senior Patent Attorney CPA, EPA (Director & Deputy to CEO)

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.

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.

Patricia Willett Assoc CIPD

Head of Operations / PA to CEO

Patricia joined Stratagem in 2009.  She began her career in Insurance dealing with both general Insurance and Life & Pensions in the Financial sector.  She has an experienced background in the roles of PA and Office Manager.  Since joining Stratagem Patricia completed a FastTrack degree in HR Management and has become an experienced Human Resources and Operations Manager and is now a valued member of the Executive Team.

"I work in a great environment with high quality, exciting people.  I like to build strong relationships through coaching and supporting employees, tailored to the teams and individuals I work with.  I love continued learning and creating a working environment where talented individuals can meet their full potential with support and to listening to all employee needs.  Outside of work I enjoy singing in a choir, amateur dramatics and walking my two dogs".

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.

Stratagem IPM Ltd (Head Office)

Meridian Court
Comberton Road
Cambridge CB23 2RY

Tel. 01223 550740


Don't be afraid to talk to us

It costs nothing for you to contact us.