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.
Physics & Astronomy
Computational Quantum Theory
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.
Oral proceedings by videoconference can be enforced by the EPO during the pandemic On 16 July 2021 the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) decided on referral G 1/21 regarding …Read article
HGF in Europe and Shiga in Japan are holding a joint webinar on 29th July 2021. Fitter, faster, stronger – patenting sports and fitness technology in Europe and Japan Sporting …Event details
The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …Read article
WIPR Patents Live is holding a complimentary session on July 20, at 5pm BST/12pm ET, where HGF Partner & Patent Attorney Kieran Killough will present on ‘Protecting medical devices in …Event details
G1/21 hearing continues on 2nd July 2021. Follow this page for updates from HGF Partner Douglas Drysdale and Patent Director Ellie Purnell, who will be reporting all the key moments …Read article
HGF is hosting a ‘Patents for the offshore sector’ webinar on 13th July, 2021. The webinar will be presented by HGF Patent Director Richard Gover. It will include an introduction …Event details
The European Patent Office today confirmed in Decision G4/19 of the Enlarged board of Appeal that a European patent application can be refused for ‘double patenting’. Such a refusal can …Read article
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2021, comprising the highly recommended IP professionals, has now been published. HGF is delighted to have 14 European attorneys listed. IP STARS is the leading …Read article
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