Isabel specialises in advising companies and individuals in obtaining and enforcing patents across varied technology sectors, especially pharmaceuticals, medical devices and mechanical engineering. She also helps to identify, protect and exploit designs in the UK, Ireland and Europe, often providing strategic advice regarding the infringement and validity of patents and designs. Her clients range from individual inventors through to start-ups, SMEs and large international and multinational corporations.
Isabel is a European Patent Attorney, Chartered Patent Attorney and a registered Irish Patent Attorney as well as an IP Litigator. Before joining the firm in 2012, she worked in Oxford with a UK firm for several years, having completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, where she was also elected to Scholarship and awarded a 1st class honours degree in Natural Sciences (specialising in Chemistry).
Fluent in German, Isabel holds both the Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Brunel University and the Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA). She is a member of the European Patent Institute and UNION-IP, a Fellow of CIPA and an associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
Isabel is based in our Belfast office.