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SamanthaWalker-Smith

Senior Associate
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Chartered Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

UK and European Design Attorney

 

MPhys Physics with Astronomy, Durham University
PhD Physics, University of Cambridge

Samantha has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the UK and European patent offices covering a wide range of other subject matter. She also has experience in drafting oppositions and appeals before the European patent office.

As a member of Keltie’s IT, Telecoms and Electronics team, Samantha specialises in handling software and computer-implemented inventions. She has worked with a variety of clients (from start-ups to multinational organisations) in a number of technology areas including payment processing technology, graphical user interfaces, 3D printing, augmented reality and haptic feedback mechanisms. She also has experience in patent portfolio management, and advising Fintech clients on protecting financial technology innovations, particularly in relation to the UK’s Patent Box scheme.

Samantha also advises on design issues including the preparing and filing of registered designs in the UK and Europe.

Prior to joining Keltie, Samantha graduated from Durham University in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Physics with Astronomy, where her studies included condensed matter physics, lasers, spectroscopy and electromagnetism as well as astrophysics. She then went on to complete her PhD in Physics at the University of Cambridge in 2014, where she studied star formation in our galaxy using observations of emissions from gas and dust. During this time, she also taught undergraduate students in physics laboratory classes.

Samantha joined Keltie in 2014 and qualified as a UK and European Patent and Design Attorney in 2018. In the process of qualification, Samantha was awarded the Moss prize in 2016 by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys for achieving the highest combined marks in the UK and Overseas Patent Law foundation examinations.

 

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