Sarah Merrifield

Partner

Sarah, Partner, is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney in the Engineering and Designs Group.

She specialises in all aspects of patent and design protection. She has substantial experience in relation to prosecution and opposition work before both the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office. Sarah also advises on the registration of designs at the UK and Community Design Registries.

Sarah works with a broad range of different clients ranging from corporate clients to SMEs to private clients. She deals with a number of technologies including: medical and industrial endoscopy; healthcare equipment; filter apparatus; construction equipment; offshore technology; and materials processing and handling.

She is a regular speaker to candidates for the UK and European final examinations and has frequently lectured at universities including the Royal College of Art. Sarah is co-author of the Concise European Patent Law volume of the “Concise IP” series of books produced by Kluwer Law International and is a regular contributor to Engineering Management and the World Trademark Review.

Sarah has a BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from Southampton University.

Recent work

  • Successfully defended a European Patent Office opposition against a European patent of a client in the medical diagnostics field.
  • IP advice for a start-up company, developing portfolios of patent applications worldwide.
  • Acted on behalf of a medical devices client, drafting and prosecuting patent and design applications and providing strategic advice on its patent portfolio.
  • Successfully opposed a competitor’s European patent, allowing a manufacturing client to continue certain business critical activities.

Publications

Events

Norton Rose Fulbright, Women in IP – Launch event, Attending, London, November 2016

Guest IP Lecturer at the University of Bath, Bath, February 2017

Guest IP lecturer at the University of Bath, Bath, February 2016

February 2015 – Lecture to Engineering students, University of Bath

Engineering and Designs

Engineering and Designs

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Contact me

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Phone this number +44 (0)20 7430 7500

Email this address smerrifield@boult.com

My location

My location

Verulam Gardens
70 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8BT

Sectors and practice areas

Sectors

  • Construction
  • Consumer goods
  • Engineering
  • Medical devices
  • Process industries

Practice areas

  • Construction equipment
  • Filter apparatus
  • Healthcare equipment
  • Materials processing and handling
  • Medical and industrial endoscopy
  • Offshore technology

Memberships

  • ACID
  • AIMechE
  • CIPA
  • EPI
  • LES

Qualifications

  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • BEng (Hons), University of Southampton
Testimonials
Winner – Design Law, Global Law Experts Annual Awards 2015
With Sarah, you know you feel like you’re working with a colleague, not somebody who is just out to do a job for you.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

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