Partner & Patent Attorney

Glasgow Office

Telephone. +44(0) 141 229 5800
Mobile. +44(0) 779 353 8010
Email. [email protected]


Susan has 15 years experience as a European Patent Attorney and she is undaunted by even the most complex of innovative technologies in the Electronics sector. Susan is a strategic thinker adept at disentangling complex legal scenarios in European patent law and formulating clear risk-evaluated options for resolving them.

Susan enjoys advocacy and has achieved good results for clients at Oral Proceedings at the European Patent Office at Opposition and before the Examining Division.

Susan's technical specialisms include software, processor and memory hardware, semiconductor technology, video and audio technology, wireless telecoms, consumer electronics, medical devices/software and Artificial Intelligence.

She aims to deliver to her clients excellence in both technical and legal aspects of patent drafting, prosecution and Opposition work.


  • AI
  • Consumer electronics
  • Semiconductor technologies


  • Aerospace & defence icon Aerospace & defence
  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • Computing icon Computing
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices


  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patents
  • Strategy


Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)


Physics & Astronomy


Computational Quantum Theory


UK Supreme Court Reaches a Unanimous decision in Parallel Unwired Planet and Conversant Appeal cases, Spelling Victory for Standard Essential Patent Holders

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HGF wins Scottish “Firm of the Year” for Prosecution at the MIP Awards

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HGF continue to be highly ranked in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020 rankings

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Susan is a member of the ChIPS community whose purpose is to advance women in technology, law and policy. She likes to inspire younger women to embrace a career in intellectual property and to pursue science at University.

Susan attends University careers fairs to educate new graduates and postgraduates about the opportunities available via pursuit of a career in intellectual property.

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