Jane Clark


UK & European patent attorney

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Jane has spent much of her career in private practice, and also has substantial experience as an in-house patent attorney. She works across several areas of technology and specialises in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and in handling proceedings before the European Patent Office. Jane is recommended in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500, where she is praised for being a ‘pre-eminent prosecutor’. She is also ranked as a Recommended Individual in JUVE Patent‘s Rankings UK 2021 and as a ‘Patent Star’ in the latest edition of Managing IP’s IP Stars, in which she has been ranked for a number of years. ‘The creative and forward-thinking’ Jane has been recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 guide for the last three years, in which she is noted for her ‘proven ability to patent the unpatentable’.

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Jane specialises in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and also has experience in both opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. Jane has significant experience in semiconductor process and integrated circuit technologies, electrical and electronic technology, metrology, consumer products particularly domestic appliances and personal care, computer architecture, network and communications technology, medical and dental device technology.

Jane has a master’s degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in physics.

‘The creative and forward-thinking Jane Clark has been delighting high-technology companies and universities alike for more than 30 years with the sage global strategy and lucrative IP-related agreements she masterminds, as well as her proven ability to patent the unpatentable.’

IAM Patent 1000 (2021)

‘Jane Clark is a pre-eminent prosecutor who is always my first choice. [She makes herself] available for all important matters as well as many less important matters.’

The Legal 500 (2021)

Jane Clark “develops new skills for new areas that we get involved in, is creative in finding solutions to difficult obstacles and is very prompt, with strong attention to detail and execution.”

Client reference, IAM Patent 1000 (2020)

“Our experience with Mathys & Squire has been very good because the attorneys we work with understand the technical aspects of our products and can advise if a design is worth considering for patenting. This technical knowledge is very helpful when our engineers are having to explain new solutions.”

Ametek Taylor Hobson

“I would certainly recommend Jane to anyone wanting a patent attorney. Jane works with great technical knowledge and is very good at grasping the features of the product we’re looking to patent as well as finding ways to overcome obstacles to help us achieve our objectives.”

DW Windsor

“Our main contact, Jane Clark, in particular has been a real asset as she is very commercially astute and has an excellent grasp of our technology, making the process of patent drafting and prosecution very efficient.”

Taylor Hobson

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