Board/Senior

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

David Roberts MBiochem - Non-Executive Chairman CPA, EPA

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

Keith Gymer MA (Cantab) MSc - Consultant CPA, EPA, CTMA

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 MBiochem

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 (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.

Keith Gymer MA (Cantab) MSc

Consultant CPA, EPA, CTMA

Keith holds degrees in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and in Management Studies from Durham. After several years as an electronics engineer in the oilfield services industry, spent mainly in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia, followed by a period working on geothermal wells in Iceland, he entered the patent and trade mark profession in 1984 with British Telecommunications plc.

Keith’s broad experience includes patent work on communications technology; licensing; design and trade mark registration worldwide, with particular expertise in handling major sports brand portfolios. He regularly deals with anti-counterfeiting actions for clients acting in cooperation with Customs and Trading Standards services. Keith is especially familiar with intellectual property issues relating to the internet and multimedia, and has dealt extensively with internet copyright and trade mark and internet domain name disputes. He is a Nominet UK appointed Expert and a WIPO Panelist. He has also worked on legislative policy issues representing client interests to the European Commission and UK Government.

Stratagem IPM Ltd (Head Office)

Meridian Court
Comberton Road
Toft,
Cambridge
CB23 2RY

Tel. 01223 550740
Email. mail@stratagemipm.co.uk

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