Toings and Froings: Kat Team Changes

It's that time of year again, when we announce a new litter of IPKat members.

Stephen Jones
Mathilde Pavis

Stephen Jones joins as a GuestKat. Stephen has an IP pedigree to admire, including having been a partner at Baker & McKenzie and current VP of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA). Stephen brings his all-round IP expertise, with a focus on patents and trademarks, to the IPKat.

Mathilde Pavis also joins as GuestKat and will delighting us with her diverse perspective. Mathilde is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter. Mathilde’s interests in IP focuses on comparative copyright, performers’ rights and trademarks, and more broadly on the interaction between IP law and cultural policies in the creative industries.
Cecilia Sbrolli

And our new Intern is Cecilia Sbrolli. Cecilia is an Italian IP enthusiast. Cecilia obtained an LL.M. in European, Competition and IP Law from the Université de Liège and a Master's Degree from the Università di Bologna.

Welcome new Kats!

Stephen, Mathilde and Intern will be joining our existing cadre of impurrressive GuestKats Rosie and Eiblhin, and InternKats Tian and Hayleigh. Verónica is taking on a new role as TechieKat, keeping the IPKat running smoothly.


Alberto Bellan, David Brophy and Darren Smyth are retiring from their team. Darren was a member of the team for over five years and provided much rich patent and international content. David also brought patent expertise and insights from Ireland, and Alberto provided an Italian IP perspective. We are sad to see them go and wish them the best in their next ventures. 
Toings and Froings: Kat Team Changes Toings and Froings: Kat Team Changes Reviewed by Nicola Searle on Monday, May 15, 2017 Rating: 5


  1. I am looking forward to some insight from Stephen into old-fashioned patent thinking. Today, there seems to be a large-scale re-inventing of the wheel from an inexperienced profession that has forgotten the importance of learning from ones elders/parents/colleagues etc. Stephen's pharmaceutical experience is a much-needed source of knowledge for a profession that has been decimated over the previous decade.

  2. Just wanted to express my gratitude to Darren and David, not just for their written contribution to the Kat when I was working with them, but for bearing a not inconsiderable burden of strain and responsibility during some trying times. Also, it was a pleasure to share ideas and inspirations with Alberto.

    Good luck to the newbies!


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