Sara Jane PainesBA, BEng, MCIL, CL


Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney

Offices: Manchester (UK)

Languages spoken: English, Deutsch (German), Français (French), Portuguese


Telephone (Office): +44 161 233 5800

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Sara Jane Paines

Sara Jane specialises in patent matters relating to the electrical & electronic engineering and computer software sectors, including analogue electronics, semiconductors, control systems, automotive systems, telecommunications, computer-implemented inventions, artificial intelligence and natural language processing.

Sara Jane’s practice involves working with a variety of clients ranging from SMEs to large multinationals. She has experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK and Europe, and has also been involved in matters relating to infringement and validity.

Sara Jane joined Marks & Clerk in 2015 after having achieved a first class BEng in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Sara Jane also holds a first class BA in Modern Languages and is a Chartered Linguist, having worked for a number of years in translation before joining the IP profession. She continues to use her language skills daily when analysing foreign-language documents, providing translations, reviewing external translations and in communications with clients, the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office.

Sara Jane Paines works in the following sectors

Optical Technologies

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POSTED 31 March 2017

“Hidden” technical features in prior art

POSTED 10 November 2016

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