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FAIRFAX HOUSE, 15 FULWOOD PLACE, LONDON, WC1V 6HU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7440 9510
Fax:
Fax 020 7440 9511
Email:
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Heather McCann

Tel:
Work 020 7440 9510
Email:
EIP

Work Department

EIP Digital, EIP Dynamics.

Position

Heather is regularly cited in the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and IAM Patent 1000 guides as a leading practitioner. She divides her time between EIP's offices in London and the US, from where she regularly advises Silicon Valley tech start-ups, SMEs and US law firms on European patent filing and prosecution strategy.

Heather joined EIP in 2002 from the IP Division of a major telecoms company. Heather has significant experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for innovation relating to the Internet of Things, security, computer systems and architecture, desktop applications, signal processing, wireless modem technologies, a range of networking topologies and protocols, electronic messaging systems and electronic trading systems. She has represented clients at opposition and appeal proceedings at the EPO on numerous occasions, and provides support on litigation matters, worldwide. Heather has extensive experience of developing, communicating and implementing IP strategies.

Career

Trained BAE Systems, British Telecommunications PLC. Joined EIP, 2002; qualified 2003; partner EIP 2005. 

Languages

English and French.

Member

CIPA; EPI.

Education

Maidstone Girls Grammar School; Imperial College, BEng 1990-93 Mechanical Engineering, Upper Second; Imperial College, PhD 1993-97 Combustion and Fluid Dynamics.

Leisure

Gardening, reading, running.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

The 'excellent' EIP is 'very responsive and professional in all matters' and has clients that include British American Tobacco, Unwired Planet and Visa. Jerome Spaargaren leads the team and specialises in electronics, computing and optics. He recently advised the semiconductor and software design company Arm on drafting and filing patents. Mechanical engineering expert Richard Gordon-Brown advised Airbus on drafting and prosecution issues. Other highlights for the firm included Chris Price advising Rakuten on opposing two patents relating to software and e-commerce and Matt Lawman assisting Reach Robotics with filing PCT applications. The 'extremely technical but also very personable' Iain Russell was recently made partner. Heather McCann, Laurence Brown, Andrew Sharples and Darren Smyth are also recommended.

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