Susi works across a range of technologies; mainly focused on biomedical engineering, medical physics and aerospace related matters. However, Susi has additional experience working in the fields of design, manufacture and testing of mechanical systems. She also involves colleagues with expertise in other specialities where more appropriate for particular matters. As well as prosecuting patent applications before the UKIPO and EPO, Susi has also had significant successes in opposition and appeal work before the EPO.
Susi enjoys working with a range of clients, from large corporations through to smaller entities. She always endeavours to tailor her advice and practice to suit the client.
In addition to her patent practice, Susi is involved in overseeing the firm’s European Patent Validations Group, which handles the grant stage of European Patent applications before the EPO and the subsequent patent validation procedure before national Patent Offices throughout Europe.
Susi is an active supporter of IP Inclusive, and serves as co-chair for the Women in IP group. She also sits on the Diversity and Inclusion and Women in IP committees of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). Susi is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and sits on their Women in IP and IP Practice in Europe committee. She has spoken on diversity and inclusion matters recently at the IQPC Global IP Exchange and will be speaking at the Women in Legal Summit in May. She was recently a co-author of a whitepaper issued by the IPO entitled “Diversity in the European Innovation Industry and IP profession“.
Susi has a MEng Mechanical and a PhD Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Leeds. Susi’s PhD focused on the investigation of the role of blood flow in the clotting of blood, using a combination of computational fluid dynamics software and experimental techniques.
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
PhD Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical), University of Leeds
MEng (with distinction) Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, including a year at Technische Universitat, Braunschweig, Germany