Andrea Hughes

Partner
Andrea Hughes

Background

Andrea is a UK and European Patent Attorney. She joined Dehns in 1989, having completed her BEng in Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the University of London, and was made a partner in 2000. She obtained a Masters degree in Law from the University of Nottingham in 2000 and she handles patent work in the electronics and mechanical engineering fields.

Andrea heads up the Dehns office in Munich where she has been based since 1999. In addition to being a UK and European Patent Attorney, Andrea is also a Registered Trade Mark Agent and a Member of the Patentanwaltskammer.

 

Type of clients and client work

Andrea has particular experience in advising on, drafting and prosecuting European Patents and she has considerable experience in representing clients at Oral Proceedings before the EPO Examining, Opposition and Appeal Divisions.

Her clients range from universities and TTOs, to large multinationals requiring a global IP strategy with a structured IP portfolio.

 

Expertise

She handles patent work in the electronics and mechanical engineering fields, and is a specialist in medical devices. She also handles trade marks in various fields such as medical technology and publications.

 

Qualifications and Memberships

  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 1994
  • European Patent Attorney, 1994
  • UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney, 1994
  • Professional Representative before OHIM, 1996
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Patentanwaltskammer, Germany
  • International Trademark Association
  • European Patent Institute

 

Higher Education

LLM, Nottingham University, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2004

LLB, University of London, Law, 2000

BEng, University of London, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 1989

 

Other

Having lived in Germany for a number of years, Andrea speaks fluent German.