Nichola Jenkins#2301

Nichola Jenkins

Nichola is an Intellectual Property expert within Shoosmiths' Commercial team. She is passionate about new technology and innovation, and works closely with companies across the whole innovation ecosystem, including FTSE 100 and global technology companies, SMEs with market leading technology and research intensive universities. She advises clients in relation to ownership, protection and exploitation of IP, including: research and development agreements; funding arrangements; commercialisation through licensing, joint ventures, revenue sharing agreements or spin outs; and supply and manufacturing agreements. Having graduated with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Nichola has spent significant time working in industry, including with OEM and Tier 1 automotive suppliers; and with a leading global supplier of innovative software solutions. She is able to apply her technical knowledge, combined with over 16 years legal experience, to provide expert advice to her clients in the exploitation of their ideas, inventions, designs and technology. Nichola also advises clients in relation to branding and marketing, including the protection and licensing of trade marks, trade dress, get up and social media.
Contributed to


Securing intellectual property rights from employees and contractors
Securing intellectual property rights from employees and contractors
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains who will own IP created during the course of employment. It then summarises the law and practice for businesses in relation to securing IP rights from employees and contractors. It also provides practical tips on the main IP and related provisions found in employment contracts and contractor agreements.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2002


  • Nottingham Trent University, BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering 1989 ' 1993
  • Nottingham Trent University, Post Graduate Diploma in Law 1996 ' 1998

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