Liz McAuliffe

Senior Associate, Solicitor

Liz McAuliffe

Liz is a qualified solicitor and specialises in contentious intellectual property matters, with a focus on patent litigation.

Liz’s background in aeronautical engineering makes her particularly suited to litigating patents in the technology, telecommunications and engineering sectors.

Liz has also practised in Dubai, UAE. As a result, she has extensive experience of intellectual property disputes and enforcement matters across the Middle East and North Africa. She also has experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional actions in terms of both technical and strategic coordination.

Liz holds a Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from University of Oxford. She also completed the Legal Practicing Course and the Graduate Diploma in Law, both of which she passed with distinction at BPP Law School in London.

Published articles

  • March 2022
    Newsflashes, Failure to serve US company (link)
  • March 2022
    WIPR, Tourist trap: popular design held invalid (link)
  • February 2022
    Newsflashes, CHINA TANG vs CHINA TANG (link)
  • February 2022
    Newsflashes, Popular tourist design held invalid (link)

Education and qualifications

  • 2015 — 2016
    Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, University of Oxford
  • 2011 — 2012
    Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Waterloo
  • 2006 — 2010
    MEng Hons in Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial College London

Career history

  • 2021 — present
    Senior Associate, EIP Europe LLP
  • 2019 — 2020
    Associate, Bristows LLP
  • 2016 — 2019
    Associate, Clyde & Co LLP, Dubai, UAE
  • 2014 — 2016
    Solicitor, Nelsons LLP
  • 2012 — 2014
    Trainee Solicitor, Tees Law

Awards and recognition

  • Shortlisted for the Cambridgeshire District Law Society Trainee of the Year Award 2014
  • Represented Imperial College at the British Science Festival 2010
  • Awarded Best First Year Undergraduate Project 2007