New Director level appointment at Chapman & Co

New Director level appointment at Chapman & Co


Chapman & Co has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Dr Catherine Bonner as a Director. The move supports the needs of a growing and active client base in traditional sectors as well as in emerging technologies.

Catherine is a UK and European patent attorney, and has been part of the team in Winchester for over seven years. She entered the profession in 1999 and trained in a London patent attorney practice before qualifying in 2004. Following qualification, she moved to the in-house IP department of a world renowned manufacturer of domestic products for three years, providing Catherine with valuable insight into the commercial realities and value of Intellectual Property rights within a business.

Her expertise in physics, engineering, electronics and software, with a specialisation in optics, photonics, telecommunications, alongside medical devices is utilised by a diverse portfolio of global clients. Her ‘real world’ view and commercially astute advice is often called on by clients who appreciate the breadth of experience that Catherine and the team at chapman+co bring.

Catherine commented: “This is an exciting time to be working in the field of IP and I am relishing the role as a Director. chapman+co is a dynamic and progressive company and I look forward to building on their success in new technology sectors while continuing to provide a first class service to our clients in all aspects of IP, at home and abroad.”

Managing Director Helga Chapman commented: “Catherine has made a real impact since she joined our firm and it was a natural progression for her to be promoted to Director level. Over recent years we have enjoyed a period of exceptional growth, a testament to our approach to providing clients with excellent commercially focused IP advice enabling them to strengthen their own businesses.”

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Technically excellent, inspires confidence in shared clients and offers clear commercial advice in a user friendly manner.David Smart

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