Kerry is a qualified UK and European patent attorney. She joined Dehns in 2003 and became an associate in 2009. She became a Senior Associate in 2018. Prior to this, she worked for two years at a large patent law firm in Osaka, Japan where she gained training and experience in the prosecution of patents under Japanese, U.S. and European patent law.
Kerry qualified as a European patent attorney in 2007 and as a UK patent attorney in 2008. When qualifying as a UK patent attorney, she was awarded the Ballantyne Prize by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys for obtaining the highest marks in the Infringement and Validity final examination. Kerry was made Partner in 2020.
Type of clients and client work
Kerry has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the UK Intellectual Property Office, the European Patent Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office. Based permanently in the Munich office, she regularly attends hearings at the European Patent Office. She is also fluent in both English and German.
Kerry handles patent work in a variety of engineering fields including materials science, aeronautical engineering, tissue technology, oil drilling systems and medical devices, among others.
Qualifications and Memberships
- UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2008 (Awarded the Ballantyne Prize for first place in the Infringement and Validity paper)
- European Patent Attorney, 2007
- Certificate in IP Law, University of London, 2005 (with credit)
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- Member of the European Patent Institute
- Member of the Patentanwaltskammer, Germany
PhD, Manchester University, Polymer Science and Technology, specialising in the development of biosensors for the quantification of blood glucose for diabetic patients, 2001
BSc (Hons), UMIST, Biomedical Materials Science, 1997