Jessica began her career at a small firm of patent attorneys, where she gained a huge breadth of experience handling a wide range of technologies, ranging from spacecraft engines down to underwear, with a great deal in between.
Jessica has worked with a variety of clients, and enjoys tailoring her advice to precisely match the client’s commercial needs and budget. She has extensive experience in providing commercially useful IP strategy advice to small and medium-sized clients for whom each and every piece of Intellectual Property is a crucially important business tool.
Jessica handles prosecution directly at the EPO and the UKIPO, and manages the prosecution of IP portfolios at other major patent offices, particularly in the US and in China.
Jessica’s degree at Cambridge included studying the History and Philosophy of Science alongside her technical subjects, and it was her studying of the real-world influence of scientific development that led her to seek out a career that would allow her to work in a field closely related to science and technology, but with immediate real world application (and the opportunity to debate technicalities and “minor” details for a living was a bonus!).
Handling an alleged infringement situation on behalf of a tiny company who was under pressure from an extremely large competitor, she was able to find a compromise that meant litigation was avoided and both parties were satisfied with the outcome.
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does”. – William James