Meet The Team

All of our patent, trademark and design attorneys have a minimum of 10 years full time experience in IP practice. Not only do our attorneys have strong academic qualifications from top UK universities, they also have real-life experience of how IP can be used and exploited in business. We use this experience to provide you with commercially oriented advice backed up by strong technical expertise and a thorough understanding of IP law.

Judith Coghlan - Director

UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney

Judith joined the patent profession in 2001. Before this, she graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s Degree in Physics and spent time researching in academic and commercial laboratory settings, including both pure research and commercial product development.

Judith works in the following technical areas on patents: Electronics, IT & Software, Mechanical Devices and Physics.

Read Judith's biography here.

EurIng Andy Leppard - Director

UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney

Andy joined the patent profession in 1998. Before this, he graduated with an Honours Degree in Electronics & Semiconductors and acquired a number of post graduate qualifications, as well as enjoying a successful career in electronic engineering with time spent in a variety of UK and international organisations.

Andy works in the following technical areas on patents: Electronics, IT & Software, Mechanical Devices and Physics.

Read Andy's biography here.

Dr John Lloyd - Director

UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney

Prior to joining the patent profession in 2000, John obtained a degree in Microbiology and a PhD in Molecular biology. He carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Oxford and then moved to a biotechnology company where he conducted research and assisted in the development of the company's IP portfolio.

John works in the following technical areas on patents: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Life Sciences and Mechanical Devices.

Read John's biography here.

Julia Mills - Director

UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney

Julia joined the patent profession in 1997. Before this, she acquired a number of post graduate qualifications, including a degree in Physics and Electronic Engineering and working at the UK Radiological Protection Board. She also spent over eight years working as a Patent Examiner at the European Patent Office.

Julia works in the following technical areas on patents: Electronics, IT & Software, Mechanical Devices and Physics.

Read Julia's biography here.

Dr William Richards - Director

UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney

William joined the patent profession in 1998. Before this, he graduated and enjoyed a successful early career in science, spending time in several different Universities as well as both private and commercial research institutions.

William works in the following technical areas on patents: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Life Sciences and Mechanical Devices.

Read William's biography here.

Dr Michael Simcox - Attorney

UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney

Michael joined the patent profession in 2000. Before this, he graduated and conducted research in organic chemistry at Loughborough university, publishing his various findings.

Michael works in the following technical areas on patents: Chemistry and Mechanical Devices.

Read Michael's biography here.

Angela Thornton-Jackson - Attorney

UK Trade Mark Attorney
European Trade Mark Attorney

Angela began her career in intellectual property as a trainee trade mark Attorney in 1999, qualifying by examination in 2001. For the past 7 years, Angela was a partner at a leading European firm.

Read Angela's biography here.

Dr Sarah Boxall - Attorney

UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney
European Trade Mark Attorney
US Patent Agent

Sarah joined the patent profession in 1998. Before this, she obtained a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and a PhD in Neuropharmacology. She enjoyed a successful early career in science, spending time in several different Universities as well as research institutions. She acquired in-house patent experience at Pfizer Inc.

Sarah works in the following technical areas on patents: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Life Sciences and Mechanical Devices.

Read Sarah's biography here.

Alaric McDermott - Attorney

UK Trade Mark Attorney
European Design Attorney
European Trade Mark Attorney

Alaric joined the trade mark profession in 1989. Before this, he graduated and was the Head of Legal and Company Secretary at a multinational.

Read Alaric's biography here.

I’m indebted to the team at Script IP for consistently helping to keep my clients happy and achieving IP objectives on time and within budget.

Dr. David Whitehouse, Independent Biotechnology Consultant