Reddie & Grose, a UK and European firm of Patent, Trademark and Design attorneys, is delighted to announce that Dr Yumiko Kato has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. She will be working out of the London office.
Yumiko’s specialist field is chemistry where she holds particular experience in polymer chemistry, detergent compositions, printing ink compositions, material science, catalysis, nanotechnology and fluorocarbon chemistry. She also has extensive experience in pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Having achieved a First Class Honours in MSci Chemistry from Imperial College London, Yumiko completed her PhD at UCL in 2008, studying synthesis of novel artificial enzymes in the form of structurally well-defined polymers. She has previously worked at several London-based firms prior to joining Reddie & Grose.
Yumiko is well-versed in drafting new patent applications, worldwide patent prosecution, portfolio management and in issuing freedom to operate opinions. She has also participated in opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. She is fluent in English and a conversational Japanese speaker, with experience of working with Japanese clients.
Alice Findlay, Chairman, Reddie & Grose says, “It’s a pleasure to welcome Yumiko on board. She’ll bring valuable expertise to our activities in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemistry and materials, all areas where we have particular strength which Yumiko will enhance.”
Dr Yumiko Kato adds “It’s an honour to join such a respected and rapidly growing firm. I look forward to being a part of its continued success.”
About Reddie & Grose
With a client base representing companies from the FT Global 500 and FTSE listed companies, Reddie & Grose LLP is recognised as a leading patent and trademark firm. The firm consistently continues to achieve high rankings in all professional surveys. It obtains and manages intellectual property rights in over 100 countries for its domestic and international clients, and specialises in developing protection strategies for all inventions, brands and designs. The firm provides strategic IP advice on client portfolios with a strong professional team from varied scientific backgrounds. The firm is retained to provide strategic advice to clients operating in sectors including electronics, software/chip technology, financial services, fast-moving consumer goods, renewable energy, publishing, media, broadcasting, telecommunications, defence, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
Reddie & Grose LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC360746, VAT number GB 243 9087 49 and registered office address 10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QS. The firm is regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPREG).
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