From Office Junior to Director...

Cathy Mack has been appointed Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of patent and trademark company, TLIP Ltd (Turnbull Lynch Intellectual Property).

Entering the patent profession at 16 years old, Cathy originally worked as an office junior before working her way through the roles of patent secretary, records and formalities manager and Group Operations Manager.

In 2014, Cathy left her previous role to join TLIP Ltd as Practice Manager, a new start-up patent company set up to specialise in advising high-tech companies in Cambridge.  TLIP Ltd now operates out of Leeds, Cambridge and Dublin and is well known for original patent drafting, portfolio management and strategic IP advice for UK and overseas companies.

Managing Director and patent attorney Alex Turnbull said, “I have worked with Cathy for nearly 17 years and no one comes close to her diligence, experience and reading of commercial situations.  We are very proud of her achievements and are delighted to appoint her to the Board.  Cathy will be instrumental in expanding our client base and delivering our vision of TLIP working seamlessly across multiple offices for the benefit of our clients.  This is an appointment that will be extremely popular with our staff and clients”.

TLIP Ltd, based at Chesterford Research Park, assists clients from the very start of the innovation process; helping to establish frameworks within which ideas can flourish and be protected, through to preparing and policing intellectual property (IP) revenue streams, patents, trade mark prosecution and the registration of designs, design right and copyright.  The practice at Chesterford is particularly strong in the fields of computer science and engineering.  An experienced chemistry patent attorney joined TLIP in early 2017.

Cathy joins Alex Turnbull, Paul Lynch and John Nevard (Non-executive Director) as a full member of the Board of TLIP Ltd.