Jennifer has a wealth of experience as a patent attorney, spending time as a coordinator of global IP portfolios, strategic advisor, EPO opposition specialist, and drafter and prosecutor of patent applications in the engineering and physics fields.
She is particularly strong in the fields of medical devices (e.g. infusion devices, wound dressings, vacuum therapy apparatus, retinal treatment devices, waste disposal), mechanical devices and subsea technology (e.g. pipelines, cable protection, vehicles, vessels), and apparatus incorporating aspects of physics or electrochemistry. She enjoys discussing commercial aims and developing IP strategies to suit.
Jennifer appears frequently at the EPO in Munich and The Hague to attend opposition and appeal hearings. She enjoys a debate and believes that the scrutiny and detail of opposition proceedings is the best way to continually hone your patent skills.
Jennifer is also a member of the firm's Asia business development team as Japan coordinator, working to review and increase business with Japan and foster our relationship with Japanese firms. Having started her IP career at a Japanese patent firm, she gained invaluable insight into the way different businesses and clients operate, and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
Honours degree in Mining and mineral engineering
Electrochemical gas sensors
"Jennifer Uno attracts effusive feedback: “Jenny knows our needs very well and surprises us by advancing on solutions for our IP matters at the soonest opportunity. She is always extremely easy to reach, will make time to know more about the company, and will not miss a small gap left in the prosecution of your files or in your new invention. Her creative disposition when it comes to ideas and solutions on how to accommodate our needs or demands are difficult to find elsewhere.”"
"Another persuasive EPO advocate is engineer Jennifer Uno, who can get her head around almost any mechanical or medical device; a stint at a patent attorney firm in Osaka gives her an edge when collaborating with Japanese clients."
"Jennifer is very responsive and an excellent prosecution strategist. She provides great advice and guidance on patenting matters and oppositions at the EPO. She is very proactive and is happy to engage with examiners in an effort to achieve a successful resolution to tough issues"
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