Beck Greener is delighted to announce that Dr Catherine Jewell is joining the partnership with effect from 1 April 2018.
Catherine has a thriving patent practice with a diverse range of clients. She represents large multinationals in prosecution, opposition and appeals at the European Patent Office. In addition, she has a number of smaller clients whom she has helped to develop their products from concept to market, including drafting and filing patent applications and advising on trade mark use and registration.
With a background in chemistry, Catherine specialises in a wide range of technologies including energy applications such as photovoltaic systems, general organic chemistry, materials chemistry, ceramics and polymers, drug delivery systems such as self-assembling lipid-based formulations, and pharmaceutical chemistry. Catherine has handled inventions ranging from veneered floor tiles to epoxidation processes, siloxanyl polymers, zeolites and graphene coatings.
Catherine also practises in trade marks, her experience including advising on strategies for handling, extending and maintaining international portfolios of marks, conducting and advising on searches, and defending the brand through opposition proceedings and the negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements.
Catherine is part of the team responsible for the firm's CSR function. She has helped the firm develop its STEM:Branching Out project, a community initiative intended to raise the profile of careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in general, and the IP profession in particular. As a result of this work, the firm was runner-up in the category of ‘Best New Community Project’ in the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards.
Catherine joined Beck Greener in 2013 and looks forward to developing her role further.