Maureen KinslerBSc, PhD


International Chairman, Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney (UK)

Offices: Edinburgh (UK)

Languages spoken: English


Telephone (Office): +44 131 221 7004

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Maureen Kinsler

Maureen is the Chairman of Marks & Clerk International, a Partner of the firm and a Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney. As International Chairman, she oversees the strategic development of the worldwide business, working with the International Board and partners in all offices.

As a Patent Attorney, she has extensive experience of patent prosecution and handles many internationally diverse patent portfolios for a range of different clients. In addition to drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications, she also has experience of opposition and appeal work at the European Patent Office. She additionally advises clients on due diligence and freedom-to-operate matters and provides infringement and invalidity opinions. Maureen deals with a variety of subject matter, but specialises in photonics, semiconductors, computer related inventions and business methods. She has a wide range of clients including start-ups, universities and global companies.

Maureen has a first class honours degree in physics and a PhD in semiconductor devices from Glasgow University. She also has an MSc in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. She is mentioned in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars guide, and has also been listed in Legal 500.

Maureen Kinsler works in the following sectors

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