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.
She is a member of the Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, UNION, LES and AIPPI and a former council member of the European Patent Institute (EPI). Yvonne is the Irish Delegate of UNION and is a member of the Life Sciences and Admissions Commissions of that organisation. She is an associate member of the Biotech Committee of EPI.