Jennifer is a European and UK Chartered Patent Attorney. She joined Dehns in 2008 after graduating from The University of Edinburgh with a First Class Masters Degree in Chemistry and completing a PhD, also at The University of Edinburgh, in the field of ruthenium and osmium organometallic complexes.
Jennifer became a Senior Associate of the firm in 2019 and was made Partner in 2022.
Jennifer represents clients ranging from sole-inventors and small companies to multinational corporations. A considerable proportion of her work originates from clients in Scandinavia. Jennifer has experience in all aspects of patent work including drafting applications, prosecution of UK and European patent applications and can advise on issues such as worldwide filing strategies, patent enforcement and infringement and validity. She also manages the prosecution of international patent portfolios for her clients and regularly takes part in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.
Jennifer handles work in a diverse range of chemical fields, with particular experience in polymer chemistry. In particular, she has considerable knowledge of inventions relating to the production and application of polyethylene and polypropylene. Jennifer’s expertise also extends to technologies such as catalysts, petrochemicals, paints and pharmaceuticals.
PhD, University of Edinburgh, 2009
MChem (First Class) University of Edinburgh, Chemistry, 2005
Jennifer was recognised as a “Rising Star” in the 2022 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars publication.