Appleyard Lees Appoints Head of IP Commercial Contracts to Support Clients of all Sizes

13th November 2023, 1:31 pm

Commercial and intellectual property solicitor Amritjot Jethwa has joined Appleyard Lees as the firm’s first Head of Commercial IP Contracts. Amritjot leads the commercial IP contract service offering at Appleyard Lees. The firm’s commercial contract team also includes specialist IP solicitors Chris Hoole, Robert Cumming, Daniel Bailey, and Christopher Thomas. Amritjot advises on, reviews, drafts, and negotiates complex commercial IP contracts, with a particular focus on in-licensing and out-licensing, across all types of IP. Amrit also has a wealth of expertise drafting bespoke collaboration agreements to support clients with AI-based platforms.

With a varied client roster, Amritjot supports founder-CEO start-ups, equity-backed, early-stage technology companies, SMEs, charitable organisations, universities (including international institutions and their respective tech transfer offices), multinational pharmaceutical and technology companies, and government departments. Speaking on Amritjot’s appointment, Appleyard Lees Partner and Head of Litigation and Trade Marks, Robert Cumming, commented, “Amritjot’s experience and expertise in contractual IP services will benefit businesses and IP owners of all sizes. It is exciting that our firm has added to its existing IP litigation and IP prosecution services, and I am confident that Amritjot will prove to be a valuable resource to our clients, and a key member of our team.”

About Appleyard Lees

Appleyard Lees is a leading intellectual property law firm with approximately seventy patent and trade mark attorneys and litigators. Who we are and what we do – but also, how we do it – makes us distinctive. We help our clients protect and monetise their intellectual property, and manage post-grant challenges, should they arise. We offer broad sector and industry knowledge, plus the ability to adapt our services to specific client requirements, in an agile way. With offices in UK innovation hotspots, we are positioned to give clients expert strategic IP advice in the UK and worldwide.

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