EIP announces UK growth with two hires


EIP has announced two new hires, strengthening its patent prosecution and patent searching capabilities.

Tawnya Ferbiak Somauroo is a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney and joins the London office as associate where she will specialise in software, telecoms and mechanical devices. She joins from a specialist IP Law firm in Colorado, U.S. (Ollila Law Group). Before entering the legal profession, Tawnya worked for eight years as an aerospace engineer for the University of Colorado at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), where she developed flight software for five NASA space missions.

Shubhra Padiyar joins the EIP Search team as patent searcher and is based in London. She joins having spent three years working in the intellectual property departments of two leading knowledge outsourcing companies – Unitedlex and Evalueserve. Shubhra is a patent searching specialist focusing on validity, infringement and freedom to operate searches, portfolio analysis, landscape studies, patentability searches, assignee monitoring and citation analysis.

Partner Jerome Spaargaren commented: “I am delighted to announce more hires this year following our two new team members that joined in January. Both Tawnya and Shubhra bring considerable experience and will further strengthen the capabilities of our patent prosecution and patent searching teams.”