SJ is a Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and Chartered Linguist. They joined Dehns in 2021 after a number of years at another IP firm. They hold a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering as well as a First Class Honours Degree in Modern Languages. Prior to joining the IP profession, SJ worked as a patent translator and proofreader.
SJ works with a wide variety of clients, from individual inventors to multinational companies and overseas attorneys. SJ has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK and Europe, as well as in other jurisdictions including China, Japan, Korea and the US. SJ also has experience in providing infringement and validity advice.
SJ specialises in patent matters relating to the electrical and electronic engineering and computer software sectors, including analogue electronics, semiconductors, control systems, automotive systems, telecommunications, computer-implemented inventions, artificial intelligence and natural language processing. SJ also handles cases in the mechanical engineering and oil and gas sectors.
SJ speaks French, German and Portuguese.