Yvonne specialises in the life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and food industry sectors, and has extensive experience in patent prosecution and enforcement in these and other technical areas, including representation at all levels of the European Patent Office.
Yvonne is a European patent attorney, a registered Irish patent attorney, and a trade mark attorney. Following her PhD in molecular biology from Trinity College, Dublin she carried out post-graduate research at TNO, Rijswijk, Netherlands, and held postdoctoral fellowships in Plant Genetic Systems, NV, Belgium and in University College Dublin. She joined the firm in 1988 and is a Life Member of the Association of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys. Yvonne is now a consultant to the firm.