We are growing because of our professional and responsive client service. This is made possible by our team of motivated and hard-working people, at every level of the organisation.

Working as part of our team requires the highest levels of competence and professionalism, a proactive work ethic and a “can do” attitude.  These are demanding requirements but in exchange our colleagues are trusted and treated as adults instead of being micro-managed.

Openness and transparency are key to our management style, with sharing of operational information across the organisation so that everyone understands the way the business operates. Our colleagues are fairly rewarded for their efforts, and we have well defined and transparent paths for career progression.

So we are delighted to introduce our team:


Peter McBride
Peter founded Scintilla in January 2013 after a career with another patent firm. His patent practice focuses on software and electronics.

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Gérard Giraud
European Patent Attorney Gérard joined Scintilla in 2015. He has an in-depth physics background and his expertise includes optics, photonics, electronics and software.

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Iain McCrindle
Iain is a part-qualified patent attorney, having joined Scintilla in September 2016.  He has a PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

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Glen Wilson
Glen is an IP consultant joins us in a consultant role after previously working as a patent attorney. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

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Sinead Clark
Sinead joined Scintilla in January 2017. She is a CIPA qualified patent administrator.

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Marta Guarisco

Marta joined Scintilla in December 2018 as a patent scientist, after an academic background in optoelectronics and nuclear physics.

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“Scintilla were a pleasure to work with. Their in-depth knowledge of the patent system and adaptability to understand our domain made the process simple, efficient, and very effective. I look forward to working with the entire team again soon.”