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Jo is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney in the High Tech and Electrical Group.

Jo has expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of areas of technology, such as: medical devices; road studs; utility monitoring and appliance disaggregation; corrosion/erosion sensors for the oil and gas industry; and secured software techniques. In addition, she has had considerable success in opposition and appeal work before the European Patent Office, including contentious oral hearings. Jo has also been involved in a number of freedom-to-operate and due diligence projects. As well as advising on patents, Jo also advises on UK and Community Designs, both in terms of prosecution and more contentious issues after grant.

Jo works with a variety of clients who have differing needs and requirements. She assists individual inventors and local companies in obtaining appropriate levels of patent/design protection for their products. She has much expertise in working with larger organisations and foreign Patent Attorneys where a more globally integrated approach is often required.

Jo was awarded the prize for drafting in the UK qualifying examination in 2006. In addition, Jo gained the GlaxoSmithKline Prize for Patent Law during her postgraduate certificate in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London, in 2005.

Jo has a BA (Hons) Physics from the University of Oxford, as well as an MSc Weather, Climate and Modelling and a PhD Meteorology from the University of Reading. Jo’s Meteorology PhD focussed on the predictability of atmospheric blocking, which required an in-depth knowledge of atmospheric fluid dynamics. After obtaining her PhD, Jo worked for a University spin-out company where she researched and wrote software to provide seasonal weather forecasts.

Memberships

CIPA

EPI

Qualifications

Chartered UK Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

European Design Attorney

PhD Meteorology, University of Reading

MSc Weather Climate and Modelling, University of Reading

BA (Hons) Physics, University of Oxford

Sectors

Aerospace

Communication technology

Consumer beverage dispensers

Digital broadcasting and data security

Energy and utilities

Intelligent traffic management

Ion chromatography systems

LED lighting systems

Medical devices and software

Oil and gas monitoring

Practice areas

Electronics

Mechanical devices

Physics

Software

The Anchorage
34 Bridge Street
Reading
RG1 2LU
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“Thank you so much for your effort on the application. The project is now complete, and your effort, very much way 'above and beyond', under our tight deadlines, helped ensure the excellence and completeness of the application.” (Client comment, by email)

“We all realize the challenges one faces in defending issued patents… Your work rose to and even exceeded the challenge… Great job!” (Client comment, by email)

"It was a pleasure to see how well you have handled these cases. I don’t know if another attorney would have achieved such a solid filing for a case with an incomplete disclosure, in a new technology area, and with a very short deadline" (Client comment, by email)

 
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