As HGF’s Head of a Engineering and with 20 years of experience from roles in house and in private practice co-ordinating global patent and design portfolios for both SMEs and corporate clients, Lucy works closely with businesses and with in house and external counsel to devise and deliver worldwide IP strategies. Her practice also includes infringement and validity work as well as due diligence for both investment and exit strategies.
Lucy's specialist areas extend to mechanical engineering, packaging technology, flexible film energy storage, building and construction products, contact cleaning, lifting equipment, safety equipment, high tensile rope, water treatment technology, household cleaning products, plumbing equipment, roofing systems, contamination containment, offshore oil and gas technology, automotive components and aerospace.
Lucy has a personal approach focused on delivering effective, valuable solutions for clients across a wide range of technologies.
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Lucy is a recognised MIP Star - Patents in the UK (2018; 2019; 2020)
IAM Patent 1000 is a guide to the leading IP professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe and is based on peer and client reviews. “Newcastle-based Lucy Johnson is an exceptionally versatile mechanical engineering patent strategist, as well as a qualified mediator.” (IAM, 1000; 2019) “Last but by no means least, “great, pragmatic leader Lucy Johnson impresses with her engineering know-how, which stretches from straightforward matters such as joist hangers and packaging to more arcane areas, including water treatment systems, welding and oil and gas technology.” (IAM, 1000; 2020)
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Lucy is an Expert in Residence at the Newcastle upon Tyne Business and IP Centre (BIPC), providing pro bono advice to attendees at a monthly IP and Strategy clinic.
The clinics are open to anyone with a question about Intellectual Property rights and how to use them effectively to support their business goals.
This is a forum which provides a wonderful opportunity to reach a wider audience in our community than we might otherwise support.
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HGF in Europe and Knobbe Martens in the US are holding a joint webinar on 9th June. In this webinar we will explore considerations for implementing an effective strategy to …Event details
HGF Partner Dr Susan Keston and Senior Patent Attorney Dr Sofie McPherson will be presenting a webinar ‘How to capitalise on the 5G healthcare revolution’ on 25th May. This session will explore how 5G …Event details
If you would like to discuss how HGF could help you, contact one of our IP specialists.