Jennifer Waters

Jennifer is a qualified UK and European patent attorney with considerable experience in handling contentious matters, including the conduct of litigation in the English courts, oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office (EPO), and advising on the conduct of litigation in other jurisdictions.

She joined Dehns in 2009 having graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Master of Engineering Degree in Materials Science. Jennifer was made an Associate of the firm in 2014 and then Senior Associate in 2019.

Jennifer has conducted patent infringement litigation in the IP Enterprise Court and Court of Appeal for major clients such as Baker Hughes and Freyssinet. For example, she was part of the Dehns team that successfully defended a claim of infringement against Freyssinet, and secured partial revocation of the patent; they also successfully handled the subsequent appeal proceedings. She is also experienced in mediation.

Additionally, Jennifer has a substantial contentious advisory practice, working with clients such as The Coca-Cola Company and Equinor. She also has considerable experience of disputes in other jurisdictions, in particular in Norway.

Before the EPO, Jennifer appears in opposition and appeal proceedings, where she has an excellent record of success on behalf of major clients, such as The Coca-Cola Company, Freyssinet and Equinor.
 

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