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Exam success for AHA trainee

Congratulations to our trainee patent attorney, Michael Ford, who passed his recent foundation examinations and is now part-qualified.

Michael has an MEng and a DPhil in Materials Science from the University of Oxford and carried out research at the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany upon completion of his doctoral studies. Since joining AHA, Michael has gained experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for mechanical devices, renewable technologies, electrochemical and optical sensors, materials deposition processes and medical devices. Michael also prosecutes registered design applications and carries out IP audits.

We are delighted that Michael’s hard work and dedication have paid off and look forward to supporting him as he moves onto working towards his remaining qualifying examinations.

We’re currently recruiting for a trainee patent attorney. Click here to find out more.

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The Business Case for Diversity

AHA is a signatory of the IP Inclusive Charter for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and we are committed to improving equality and diversity within our profession. Our Trainee Patent Attorney, Michael Ford, recently wrote a guest blog post outlining the business case for diversity. The article, published on IP Inclusive, explores the moral and economic case for a diverse workforce. Not only will workplaces with diverse teams have greater creativity and problem-solving capabilities, retention rates will also improve. And research shows that overall company diversity leads to economic gains.

Click here to read his article in full.

Michael is currently in training to become a UK and European patent attorney. Michael has an MEng and a DPhil in Materials Science from the University of Oxford. After completing his doctoral studies, Michael carried out research at the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany.

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