Roles & responsibilities:

  • Anne has worked as a patent paralegal and patent team manager at Barker Brettell for over 40 years, more than 30 of which have been spent working alongside¬†John Lawrence, meaning that she has built an excellent understanding and business relationship with many of his clients
  • Manages a team of eight patent paralegals, ensuring they are up-to-date with new laws and rules as and when they come into force, as well as encouraging the team to partake in training and development in using web-based filing systems such as ePCT and EPO Online Filing 2.0
  • Has been seconded to Oxford University Innovation Limited on several occasions in several capacities, including taking a lead role in co-ordinating the recordal of their change of name and address worldwide in respect of their intellectual property portfolio
  • Played an active role in setting-up and promoting the Barker Brettell Euro-IP hub to US-based clients and firms