In brief: Institute of Patent Agents strikes Gold

Stephenson Harwood partner Tibor Gold has been elected vice president of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents. Gold, who heads Stephenson Harwood's intellectual property group, said he believes he is the first practising solicitor to reach such a high position at the Institute. Gold claims to be one of a very small number of individuals in the UK who is qualified as both a solicitor and a chartered patent agent. Gold joined the firm in 1991 as an experienced European and UK patent and trade mark attorney.