Partner at Mathys & Squire LLP
Jane Clark has over 30 years’ experience of drafting, prosecution, infringement, validity, commercialisation of intellectual property and global IP strategy advice including freedom to operate, licensing advice, entitlement disputes and competitor monitoring. She has extensive experience in many technical areas, including metrological devices, medical devices, network and communications technology, semiconductor process and integrated circuit technologies and consumer products particularly domestic appliances and personal care.
With significant experience in negotiating multinational IP agreements and collaboration agreements with high-tech companies and universities, Ms Clark also has many years’ experience of EPO hearings and recently successfully defended a patent considered of very high value by the client during opposition proceedings.
Ms Clark has spent much of her career in private practice and also has substantial experience as an in-house patent attorney, where, in addition to the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications, her role included advising on licence and collaboration agreement negotiations with third parties, including a number of universities. From this, she gained valuable insight and experience in optimising IP strategy to add value commensurate with specific commercial business needs and in responding extremely quickly to IP issues, for example ahead of an important product launch. Ms Clark has applied this experience and insight to her dealings with direct large and medium-scale UK clients and with foreign IP firms as well as overseas direct clients, providing them with practical advice matching their business needs.
Ms Clark is recommended for her expertise in the latest editions of The Legal 500, Managing IP’s IP STARS and JUVE Patent’s Rankings UK 2020 for the category of patent filing.
She has a master’s in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in physics.