Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
UK and European Design Attorney

MA and MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Emily specialises in the fields of materials science, mechanical engineering and design, though her practice covers a wide range of technical fields including manufacturing, glass processing, construction, packaging, food technology, medical devices, automotive and aerospace engineering, electronics and communications networks. She focusses on providing practical, business-led advice, with an eye on commercial as well as legal leverage, and an understanding of the IP challenges that businesses of all sizes face, from start-ups and small design houses to SMEs and large corporations. She often works with in-house legal teams to support their IP activities, and has undertaken in-house secondments at multinational corporations, which has involved consulting on strategic aspects of IP management and assisting with training. 

Emily's experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications, EPO oppositions and appeals, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions, due diligence projects, day-to-day management of global IP portfolios and strategic advice on contentious and non-contentious issues. She also helps guide clients through IP matters arising in research collaborations and joint venture projects. In addition to her work as a patent attorney Emily has gained extensive experience in design rights, particularly in relation global design filing strategies, design searching and clearance projects, and strategic advice regarding clearance and contentious matters. She has helped many clients successfully navigate the minefield of design rights to enforce their rights, defend against allegations of infringement, and invalidate registered design rights.   

Emily graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2007 with a degree in natural sciences, studying chemistry and physics before specialising in the field of materials science. She went on to complete a PhD in 2011.

Emily has experience of patent matters in a wide range of technological fields, including building materials and machinery, mechanical devices, medical apparatus, catalysts, data systems and communications network

Emily graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2007 with a degree in natural sciences, studying chemistry and physics before specialising in materials science. She went on to conduct post-graduate research into in thin-film oxide nanocomposites, during which time she also taught undergraduate and postgraduate students in many areas of materials science including metallurgy, polymer science, crystallography, electronic devices, biomedical materials, glasses, and materials manufacturing.

After joining Keltie in 2011, Emily qualified as a UK and European Patent and Design attorney in 2015 and joined the partnership in 2019.

Emily was named as a ‘Rising Star’ in Managing IP’s 2018 and 2019 ‘IP Stars’ Rankings. She speaks regularly at conferences on patent and design matters, and often undertakes lectures and tutorials within the profession.



1st January 1970


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