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:

Professional Services


Gemma Clark

Gemma is an executive assistant, who also looks after our marketing and communications.

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Sinead Clark

Sinead joined Scintilla in January 2017. She is a CIPA qualified patent administrator and CITMA trade mark administrator.

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Marta Guarisco

Marta Guarisco

Marta joined Scintilla in December 2018. She is a Patent Paralegal (European (EPAC) and UK (IPAC) qualified) and has an academic background in optoelectronics and nuclear physics.

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Sian Lund

Sian helps with all things accounting and finance, including preparing management accounts and credit control.

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Attorneys


Kirsten Coetzee

Chartered Trade Mark Attorney Kirsten joined Scintilla in 2023. He has a great deal of experience in both contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters including due diligence and IP audits, clearance searching and advice, trade mark fling and prosecution, oppositions, cancellations and infringement.

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Euan Devlin

Euan is a trainee patent attorney in electronics, software and mechanical fields. He was formerly a Technical Advisor in the oil and gas sector.

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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 UK and European Patent Attorney, having joined Scintilla in September 2016.  He has a PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

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Elly Meyers

Elly is a European Patent Attorney, with a masters in astrophysics.  She works in the fields of electronics and software.

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Frederika Phipps

Frederika is a trainee patent attorney in the fields of physics, electronics and software. She has a PhD Astrophysics.

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Leadership


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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Suzanne Oliver

Suzanne Oliver

Director, IP Strategy.

Suzanne is an experienced attorney with in-house experience, who leads our strategic advisory services.

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Kenny Wiggins

Kenny is a strategic advisor to Scintilla, aiding with the development of our strategic partnerships, driving change and supporting our business growth strategy through zest, passion & team spirit while having fun doing it!

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Could this be you?

We are a growing firm – why not check out our recruitment page for any open positions!

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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.”