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Allens expands patent team with bold team hire

3 December 2018

Allens is pleased to announce the expansion of its intellectual property (IP) team through the addition of the in-house team from global banknote technology company, CCL Secure. This adds further depth to Allens' market-leading IP and integrated patent and trade marks attorney (PTA) practice with specialist expertise in innovative technologies.

Ian Lindsay joins Allens as Principal Patent Attorney and extends the team's practice through his vast experience as an IP practitioner across electrical and mechanical engineering fields. Cici Cui, joins as an Associate, and bolsters the team's electronics, electrical engineering and physics expertise. They will also bring dynamic assistant Sharon Forder, whose knowledge of innovation and practice management will also enhance the team.

'We are delighted to welcome Ian, Cici and Sharon to our growing team', said Miriam Stiel, IP Practice Group Leader.

'Coming from an in-house corporate environment, Ian and Cici bring a wealth of commercial insights and experience unique in the Australian market,' said Linda Govenlock, Head of the PTA team. 'This secures our position as the premier patent team in Australia, offering the full suite of IP services'.

'Ian and Cici add to our expertise and experience in emerging technologies and are a fantastic addition to our PTA team. Our practice delivers a comprehensive range of patent, trade mark and design services, as part of Allens' market leading full service IP offering'.

Ian Lindsay said: 'We are excited to be joining Allens and being a part of a broader team of IP and PTA specialists who are committed to delivering exceptional client service'.

Ian joins Allens on 3 December 2018 with Cici and Sharon joining in the new year.

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Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 40 offices in 28 countries around the world.