I am qualified as a European Patent Attorney and a UK Chartered Patent Attorney.
I handle the day-to-day prosecution of British, European, PCT and other patent applications, drafting of patent specifications and preparation of opinions. I also have extensive experience of representing blue chip clients at oral proceedings at the European Patent Office and handle contentious IP matters and I have experience taking multiple opposition proceedings including up to appeal level.
I have 13 years’ experience in the profession, working with a wide range of mechanical and electronic technologies, especially in the automotive field, from mobile satellite telecommunications systems, display screen technology, biometric scanners and consumer electronics to aircraft safety devices, submersible electronic connectors, automated manufacturing systems and automotive components.
I have lectured on various aspects of European and British patent law in Japan and South America. While at university, I spent a year studying physics at the University of Salamanca, Spain and speak Spanish fluently. Before beginning my training as a patent attorney, I completed an oceanographic research placement in the Acoustic Research Laboratory at the National University of Singapore.