Heather is regularly cited in the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and IAM Patent 1000 guides as a leading practitioner. When permitted to travel she divides her time between EIP's offices in London and the US, from where she regularly advises Silicon Valley tech start-ups, SMEs and US law firms on European patent filing and prosecution strategy. Heather is well placed to advise clients on the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) - see further details at EIP Amar, our alliance created to support clients in any litigation before the UPC.
Heather joined EIP in 2002 from the IP Division of a major telecoms company. She has significant experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for innovation relating to the Internet of Things, security, computer systems and architecture, desktop applications, signal processing, wireless modem technologies, a range of networking topologies and protocols, electronic messaging systems and electronic trading systems. She has represented clients at opposition and appeal proceedings at the EPO on numerous occasions, and provides support on patent litigation matters, worldwide. Heather has extensive experience of developing, communicating and implementing IP strategies.
Heather has a PhD in Combustion and Fluid Dynamics, and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering, both from Imperial College, London.