Mills & Reeve enhances intellectual property offering with new partner

Mills & Reeve enhances intellectual property offering with new partner

Law firm Mills & Reeve has appointed experienced intellectual property lawyer Alex Newman as a partner.

Newman (pictured), who is based in the firm’s Leeds office, has been a specialist intellectual property lawyer for more than 20 years, with 14 years of experience as a partner, most recently at Irwin Mitchell, advising clients of high-profile international and national law firms. 

He supports businesses on all aspects of the protection, exploitation and enforcement of their intellectual property assets, with a particular focus on strategic dispute avoidance and resolution within the technology sector. 

He also advises businesses on contractual disputes arising from the development and exploitation of their technologies.

Mark Pearce, head of intellectual property at Mills & Reeve, said: “Alex joining us not only adds strength to our rapidly growing patent litigation practice, but also brings particular expertise in other areas of IP law which expand our offering to clients.” 

“His pragmatic and commercial approach will fit well into the team, and I am excited at the prospect of further developing our broad national practice with him.”

Newman added: “I have been impressed by the appetite and ambition which Mills & Reeve has shown for the further development of its IP practice and its genuinely collaborative approach to client engagement and service.”

“I am really looking forward to working with my new colleagues to help businesses devise and implement IP strategies which maximise IP value and deliver real return on investment.”

Newman will shortly benefit from an enlarged national corporate and commercial team from 1 June 2022 with the merger of the existing corporate and commercial and projects and construction teams. Mills & Reeve said the reorganisation will maximise collaboration and support further growth.

Mills & Reeve has also recently announced the opening of its new Oxford office and Newman will support the firm’s drive to strengthen its offering to intellectual property-rich industries both there and throughout the UK.

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