Katie is a qualified UK and European patent attorney and was made an Associate of the firm in 2017. She joined Dehns in 2010, after completing a DPhil in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Oxford. Prior to this, she obtained a Masters degree in Physics in 2006, also from the University of Oxford.
Katie became a Senior Associate of the firm in 2021.
Katie works for a wide variety of clients, from sole inventors, university spin-outs and SMEs to multinational corporations.
She has experience in drafting new patent applications and prosecuting these applications to grant. She regularly takes part in hearings before the European Patent Office, and has experience of opposition and appeal proceedings.
Katie can offer advice on issues such as worldwide filing strategies, and she manages the prosecution of international patent portfolios for many of her clients. She can also advise on patent enforcement and infringement and validity.
She also files registered designs in the UK and Europe.
Her work involves handling patents in a wide variety of engineering fields, including: medical devices, gas turbine engines, telecommunications, actuation systems, and refrigeration systems.
DPhil, Experimental Particle Physics, University of Oxford, 2010
Mphys, Physics, University of Oxford, 2006