Laura ClewsUK & European Patent Attorney
Laura joined Mathys & Squire in 2011 and qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2015 and a European Patent Attorney in 2016. She has experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Laura has an honours degree in chemistry and a PhD in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (SSNMR) from the University of Liverpool. Laura also has experience in filing and prosecuting registered Community designs.
Year joined: 2011
Qualifications: BSc, PhD, CPA, EPA
Laura has experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide, particularly in the fields of ionic liquids, composite materials, polymer chemistry, solar cells, medical stents and oil and gas technologies. She has also been involved in patent opposition work and has experience in the management of patent portfolios. Laura also has experience in filing and prosecuting registered Community designs.
Laura has both an honours degree and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Liverpool. Her PhD focussed on the synthesis of new bi-functionalised stationary phases for use in reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography and the analysis these stationary phases using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The aim of this work was to determine the position of the functional groups on the stationary phase and their accessibility to analytes. In addition, Laura’s research also focussed on understanding the way in which the functional groups on the stationary phase interact with different analytes.
Membership & Organisations
Laura is a member of CIPA.
Laura has made a number of media appearances, including discussing trade secrets within the food industry on BBC Radio's The Food Chain: Trade Secrets; recording a podcast discussing the importance of IP in the food industry for Food Matters Live; and publishing articles regarding cell-cultured meat which have featured in the following publications: Food Manufacture magazine and Food & Drink Technology magazine.
- Patent Drafting and Filing
- Patent Enforcement
- Patent Portfolio Management
- Patent Oppositions
- IP Strategy
- Freedom to Operate
- Due Diligence