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Lucy Samuels

Director (Patents)

Lucy Samuels | Patent Attorney
IP Stars 2021


European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney

Lucy graduated from Cambridge University in 1992, with a degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Chemistry.

Career History

Lucy joined the firm in 1992 and qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 1996 and as a European Patent Attorney in 1997. She was a partner for 20 years from 2000 to 2020 and is now Director.

Lucy Samuels

Director (Patents)

Lucy works in the patents area, in drafting and portfolio management and in particular in European Patent Office oppositions. She acts for clients in defence of their own patents and in opposition to those of their competitors.

Main specialisms
Lucy’s technical areas of specialism are in the chemical, FMCG and chemical engineering fields. Examples include:

• detergents and their components
• household fragrance products
• polymeric films and fibres
• absorbent articles and materials
• food and drink products
• personal care products including skin and hair care products
• man-made vitreous fibre products such as insulation products and horticultural growth media.

Lucy has extensive experience in European Patent Office opposition and appeal proceedings. In over 28 years as a patent attorney, she has represented clients in over 300 opposition and appeal hearings.

Further specialisms
Lucy has also worked on drafting, prosecution and portfolio management for many inventions in these and other fields.

Lucy works with a range of clients. In particular, she handles contentious cases for multinationals such as Procter & Gamble and ROCKWOOL International A/S, as well as working with patent attorneys around the world.

• Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
• European Patent Institute (EPI)
• Board member of EPLIT
• Member of AIPLA

Lucy takes particular interest in the work of IP Inclusive and AIPLA’s committees in promoting diversity and inclusion in the intellectual property professions in the UK and beyond.