AdamsonJones, the Nottingham-based firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, has grown its East Midlands presence after opening an office in Leicester.
The company said the growth of Leicestershire’s engineering and manufacturing sector was a key motivation for the choice of location – the company’s third East Midlands office.
Nic Ferrar, director and patent attorney, who heads up the Leicester office, said: “Leicester has a relatively high proportion of manufacturing enterprises – 13.4% compared to the national average of 6.3%. As our company has grown so has our breadth of technical expertise and we consider high-tech manufacturing and engineering to represent not only a core area of expertise for us, but also a key strength in the Leicestershire economy”.
Set up in 2000 as a single practitioner firm by Steve Jones, the company initially focused on providing intellectual property protection and advice to companies within the life sciences, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.
AdamsonJones has grown rapidly since then, quadrupling in size and turnover. The firm now employs 9 patent attorneys with a varied range of scientific and engineering backgrounds, including a team of attorneys dedicated to working with clients in the engineering and design sector.
Ferrar added: “It’s an exciting time for Leicester and the region as a whole, with the Midlands Engine initiative providing a real opportunity to drive economic growth.
“By locating ourselves in the heart of the city, AdamsonJones aims to support innovation within the Leicester business community through tailored intellectual property advice and protection for companies involved in bringing new products and services to market”.