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Swindell & Pearson Ltd is a modern and progressive firm of UK and European patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys.

Promotions at Swindell & Pearson

We’re delighted to announce that Patent Attorney Ian Whiley and Patent and Trade Mark Attorney Antony Gallafent have been promoted from associate to IP director.

Ian has been with the firm since 2008 and qualified as a European patent attorney in 2013 following qualification as a UK patent attorney in 2012. His specialisms include electronics, telecommunications, software, aerospace, and mechanical engineering.

Antony joined Swindell & Pearson in 2016 and works with some of the firm’s biggest clients helping them to obtain patent and trade mark protection.

Commenting on the promotions, IP Director Paul Higgin said: “Both Ian and Antony are very committed to helping their clients be successful. Their promotions are well deserved”.

IP Director Nick Womsley commented: “Antony and Ian are great assets to our firm and it's a pleasure to promote them to the position of IP director".

Swindell & Pearson is a UK based firm of patent and trade mark attorneys that has been helping businesses and individuals protect and defend their ideas, innovations and brands for over 135 years. Based in the East Midlands, the firm has offices in Derby, Stoke, Wolverhampton and Stafford as well as in Sheffield. To find out how Swindell & Pearson can help you and your business with any intellectual property matters please get in touch via or by telephone on 01332 367 051.


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