Senior Patent Attorney
Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Know-how
Experience:
Anna has been involved with a broad range of subject matter including: mechanics, electronics, software, semi-conductor chips and computer implemented inventions. Anna has successfully prosecuted inventions in the field of touch sensitive screens; robotic hands; traffic monitoring systems using mobile phone cell location; systems for personalising credit cards and methods for generating advertisements for search engine marketing.
Anna focuses on a broad range of IP matters covering the procurement, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights. Anna is responsible for drafting and prosecuting UK, European, US and International patent applications.
Anna also has experience in preparing infringement and validity opinions, preparing Notices of Oppositions and responses to Oppositions, filing applications for restoration of lapsed European patents, preparing witness statements and statutory declarations, preparing Expert Witness reports and attending Oral Proceedings at the European Patent Office.
In addition, Anna has been involved in preparing IP portfolio presentations for use by clients in order to make critical commercial decisions and obtain funding.
Education:
Masters Degree, Mechanical Engineering, 2.1. University of Exeter.
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Patent and TradeMark Attorney
Select Publications:

Mental Health and Wellbeing Seminar and Workshop, TLIP news, 12 October 2017

Is Your Invention Patent Eligible?, TLIP news, 14 March 2017

The USPTO Subject Matter Eligibility Decisions – An Update, TLIP news, 17 November 2016

E-Cig Patent Goes Up In Smoke, TLIP news, 19 October 2016

USPTO Update on Subject Matter Eligibility, TLIP news, 6 August 2015

Interim USPTO Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility, TLIP news, 27 February 2015

Green Channel Accelerated Processing for UK Patent Applications, TLIP news, 14 January 2015

Brief Overview – Intellectual Property Act 2014, TLIP news, 5 September 2014

Infringement Claims Put to Bed, Patent World Magazine, April 2009

Virgin Crashes Out in Unregistered Design Case, World Trademark Review, 20 March 2009
http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=60617e16-3b09-402d-9457-f74b7c157c52

Raytheon Company v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, e-commerce law reports, Volume 07, issue 03,  [as ANNA FORSTER], 2007
http://www.e-comlaw.com/e-commerce-law-reports/article_template.asp?from=eclr&ID=409&Search=Yes&txtsearch=raytheon%20company

 

PRACTICE AREAS
Patent prosecution, opposition and appeals, litigation, due diligence, freedom to operate, contracts and licensing, agreements, registered designs and IP strategy.
TECHNOLOGY SNAPSHOT
Electronics, inkjet printers, heart valve prosthesis, robotic hands, touch sensitive screens, personalisation of credit cards, traffic monitoring systems, methods for automatic data acquisition, dual data path processing, detecting current leakage of a CMOS device, down lights, ostomy pouches and SAD lights.