The market leading patent and trade mark firm, Boult Wade Tennant, announced the promotion of senior attorney, Simon Kahn, to the partnership effective from 1 November 2012, bringing the number of partners to 26. Simon is a member of the High Tech group which is one of the largest in the UK comprising 10 partners and 12 further fee earners. He joined Boult Wade Tennant in 2005. He has unique experience in field of mobile telecommunications and advises national and international clients specialising in patents relating to instruments for molecular analysis, communication and signal processing techniques, optical components, semiconductor device structures and computer architectures. Rupert Cross, Senior Partner and Head of the High Tech Group, commented: “Simon’s well deserved promotion enables him to take a more leading role in servicing the needs of our clients across a range of ground breaking technologies. He has become extremely well regarded by our clients and will play an important part in our continuing development of the quality and depth of the service we provide.” Boult Wade Tennant has a pioneering heritage stretching back to 1894. The firm combines technical and legal expertise to provide comprehensive advice whatever the technological or commercial area of interest. Services offered cover the full range of intellectual property requirements; from filing and prosecuting Patent and Trade Mark applications to the managing of large and complex portfolios; from advocacy at Opposition and Appeal hearings to due diligence work and the provision of opinions. In addition, Boult Wade Tennant also provides an in-house search and watching facility, a full renewals service and a dedicated department for validating European Patents.