Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
UK Design Attorney
BSc Chemistry, Imperial College
Associate of the Royal College of Science
Judith is among Keltie’s most experienced patent attorneys having joined the firm when the entire workforce could travel together in a single London black cab. Using her previous experience as in-house attorney for a multinational consumer goods company as well as having been a senior patent examiner with the UK Intellectual Property Office, Judith has helped the firm grow and expand its reach both technically and geographically to service a truly diverse client base, and takes much pride in seeing young engineers and scientists join the firm, qualify and become accomplished attorneys in their own specialist fields.
While Judith has a background in chemistry, her practice is wide-ranging, and she is equally happy to advise clients outside of the chemical field. For example, more recently, her practice has embraced petrochemicals, catalysts, polymers, pharmaceuticals, skin treatments, cementitious materials, process engineering, medical devices and prosthetics, as well as building and construction products, toys and games.
In addition to patent drafting and prosecution skills, Judith also provides freedom-to-operate advice, including working in tandem with clients’ design teams to steer new product development away from risk, conducts due diligence investigations, and prepares intellectual property reports for prospectus inclusion in public share offerings (IPOs).
Judith has acted for clients in patent trials before both the Patents Court and the Court of Appeal, whilst recognising that litigation should be a last resort. She also has experience as an expert witness in matters of patent procedure.
Judith is a member of PTMG, INTA and AIPPI.
What people think about Judith
One of Judith’s clients recently said:
“Keltie have managed to (and continue to) take the complexities of the world of IPR and present it to us in a way that provides us with clarity by using layman language, and laying out our options in such a way that it has always been straightforward to take decisions, which in both instances above have provided us with a successful resolution.
Judith and her team are exceptional in every sense and are always on-hand to offer their support, advice and guidance but in a way that is consistently striving towards a long-term solution in the best interest of their client (even if this approach leads to less work for them!). The team’s passion and dedication are second-to-none and this stems in no small part from the leadership and customer-centric attitude that Judith has clearly instilled in them. As a business we cannot speak highly enough of Keltie and they will remain a key partner of ours in the months and years to come, across all aspects of our ever-changing business.”
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