Alberto was once a guest Kat. Before joining the permanent team, he established a niche on this blog by carefully distilling all the previous week's Katposts into a weekly Never Too Late round-up. He holds a Master's degree in IP/IT Law, and as adjunct professor, taught a course on Comparative Intellectual Property Law at University of Trieste. You can read more about Alberto here and you can follow him on Twitter here.
Annsley Merelle Ward
Neil J. Wilkof
A first year PhD student at King's College London, Emma is researching image protection in the UK. Before beginning her PhD, she obtained her LLB at the University of Kent, LLM in IP at UCL, and passed the bar as a proud member of Lincoln's Inn. Emma is from Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad to be specific) and despite her best efforts she confesses that she is unable to acclimatise to the English weather.
Ellie is currently working towards the BPTC and working on the pro-bono Own-it! IP advice project. She holds an LLM in Intellectual Property Law and has previously worked as a tutor at the University of Edinburgh on eLLM (distance learning LLM) IP modules, and as a research associate with Oxfirst Ltd, which specialises in the economic aspects of innovation and IP (more details here).
Nick took the long way round to a legal career. After a Modern History and International Relations degree at the University of St. Andrews, he taught English in Barnsley and Barcelona. After completing his legal studies at the University of Law in York, he honed his IP blogging skills by writing for London law firm, Briffa. Nick is currently a trainee solicitor at Taylor Vinters. (More here)