Andrea is a UK, German 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, German and European Patent Attorney, Andrea is also a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, a European Trade Mark Attorney and a Member of the Patentanwaltskammer.
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.
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.
LLM, Nottingham University, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2004
LLB, University of London, Law, 2000
BEng, University of London, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 1989
MA Translation, Open University, 2019
Having lived in Germany for a number of years, Andrea speaks fluent German.
Andrea plays an active role in the firm’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) group.