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Cristina Penine

l offer guidance on Intellectual Property Strategy and work with start-ups to help them protect and commercialise their innovation.
I am an experienced Patent Attorney and have covered a variety of technical fields including computer implemented inventions, physics, electronics, engineering, and medical devices. Over the course of my career I have represented clients in opposition procedures before the European Patent Office, managed substantial international portfolios, and provided freedom to operate opinions as well as wider strategic IP advice.

I am also a member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Britain & Ireland.

Geoff Dragon

I’m a Partner in the Emerging Companies Team at Taylor Vinters, supporting scaling tech companies throughout their life-cycle. I specialise in VC and Angel fundraisings, equity incentives (such as EMI option schemes), company structuring, and commercial and IP agreements.
I can offer support and guidance in relation to:
– preparing pitches to investors
– negotiating term sheets
– getting your company “investment ready”
– employee incentives
– IP protection