Lucy has over fifteen years’ experience working in private practice on a wide variety of subject matter including pharmaceutical chemistry, chemical engineering and mechanical subject matter. Specific areas of expertise include materials science such as performance fibres, ceramics, ceramic composite materials and their applications, catalysis, polymer chemistry, fluorocarbon chemistry, inks and printing technologies, nanotechnology, homecare products and medical devices.
Lucy handles all aspects of patent work, from invention capture and the drafting and prosecution of patent applications before the UKIPO and the EPO, through to successfully representing clients in both offensive and defensive opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. She regularly takes responsibility for coordinating and stream-lining the foreign prosecution of worldwide patent portfolios. In addition, she provides strategic advice on the infringement and validity of patents, having provided numerous validity and freedom-to-operate (FTO) opinions to clients.
Prior to joining Patent Boutique, Lucy worked for a large London-based firm of patent attorneys for ten years, and subsequently ran a consultancy for six years providing patent attorney services to private practices in the UK and abroad.