Suzanne Doherty

Past experience as an in-house attorney within the oil and gas sector has given Suzanne a different perspective of the patent attorney profession. Being embedded within engineering teams and tasked with capturing intellectual property rights at their source and actively managing a portfolio of rights was both challenging and rewarding.

“Working as an in-house attorney has given me valuable insights into the needs and challenges faced by businesses aiming to capitalise on intellectual assets.”

Suzanne offers clear and straightforward advice whilst taking into account the wider objectives of a client’s business.


  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • MEng Science of Materials
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
  • IP Consultant

Contact Suzanne

t: +44 (0) 141 375 7575 (Glasgow)

t: +44 (0) 131 378 9875 (Edinburgh)
t: +44 (0) 1224 937 739 (Aberdeen)

t: +44 (0) 208 390 3775 (London)
f: +44 (0) 141 375 7676

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More about Suzanne

Suzanne began her career in London in 2001 working for a well-established firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. Thereafter, Suzanne spent more than a decade in Aberdeen where she gained industry experience working directly with engineers and inventors and representing her client’s before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office. Her in-house roles have involved IP portfolio management, invention harvesting and assessment, and providing infringement clearance opinions.

A passion for science and a keen interest in technology initially led Suzanne into the field of IP which complements her engineering background. Suzanne has particular experience within diverse technical fields including engineering bearings, polymer chemistry, biomedical devices, fibre technology, semiconductors. Suzanne’s particular specialism lies in the energy industry.

Highlights as an attorney

Applauding a client collecting an industry award which recognised the significant contribution of their invention. She’d witnessed the development of the technology from the first rough sketches on scrap paper, through to its detailed design, prototype, field trial stages, all the way to the final award winning innovative system. Throughout this process Suzanne’s role was to ensure high quality protection for the invention as it developed as well as keeping a close eye on competitors’ activities!

Favourite quotation

“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow”.

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