UK and European Patent Attorney

Potter Clarkson
The Belgrave Centre
Nottingham Talbot Street


+44 (0)115 955 2211

Patent star 2022

Top 250 Women in IP 2022


United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Patent office proceedings
Patent prosecution
Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Medical devices
Optics & photonics

As a key member of the designs and engineering group, Caroline deals with patent and design matters encompassing a number of disciplines with particular expertise in the textiles area, where she leads several of our key client teams.

As well as extensive experience of prosecuting UK and European patent applications and representing clients in hearings before the European Patent Office, Caroline has been involved in litigation in the UK, Canada and Australia, and has considerable expertise in patent and design ownership and licence recordal issues. 

Prior to joining Potter Clarkson in 1999, Caroline worked at the UK Patent Office (now the UKIPO) as a patent examiner, handling applications in the areas of textile technologies, downhole mining and oilfield equipment and optical devices.  

Caroline became a partner in 2010.


Year joined firm: 1999

Education/Alumni: Caroline read physics at Loughborough University. In 2012 she gained an LLM master's degree in intellectual property litigation from Nottingham Law School and has since been awarded a Higher Courts Litigation Certificate.

Network Memberships: Member of the Institute of Physics, member of UNION


Last updated 15th July 2020