European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney
DegreeMEng (Cantab), Electrical and Information Sciences
Sarah has 20 years’ experience as a patent attorney. She became a partner in private practice in 2012 and was one of the founding partners of Slingsby Partners. She became a director in 2016.
Sarah has extensive experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications, portfolio management and advising on contentious third-party issues, including supporting clients through patent litigation in Europe and the US. Much of her practice consists of drafting patent applications in complex technical areas, particularly signal processing. She has extensive experience of patent prosecution, including EPO opposition, and is often instructed to take over the prosecution of business-critical patent applications that need creative thinking to meet the client’s objectives.
Many of Sarah’s clients are established companies wanting to protect business-critical and standards-related inventions but she also enjoys working with start-up companies looking to create patent portfolios from scratch, including leading invention-capture sessions with engineers.