Kathy is an experienced patent attorney covering a wide range of subject matter in the chemical, pharmaceutical and mechanical fields. These include FMCG, surfactants, insulation materials, growth substrates, polymer chemistry, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, batteries and semi-conductors. Kathy really enjoys developing an in-depth knowledge of her clients’ technologies and their commercial aims.
Kathy is an accomplished advocate before the European Patent Office, successfully representing her clients during examination, opposition and appeal proceedings. As an opposition specialist, Kathy acts both to defend her clients’ patents, and to attack their competitors’ patents.
Kathy has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications before the European Patent Office. The knowledge she gains from her opposition work influences both her drafting and prosecution practice. This helps strengthen her clients’ patents against later oppositions. Kathy manages patent portfolios across multiple jurisdictions and advises on freedom-to-operate and infringement.