Susan Kirsch

Partner at Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

Susan Kirsch is a partner in the chemistry team at Carpmaels & Ransford. She has a leading opposition and appeal practice, frequently representing clients before the opposition divisions and boards of appeal in hearings at the EPO. Ms Kirsch has vast patent experience, with particular strengths in consumer products, medical devices, food science, formulation chemistry and fine chemicals, as well as industrial chemistry, catalysts and polymers. The diversity of her patent practice, coupled with a sharp insight, allows her to adopt the right strategy for each case, enabling the best result for the client.

Ms Kirsch has considerable experience in all patent-related issues associated with the corporate environment. She previously worked for 10 years in the patent department at Unilever PLC, qualifying as a European patent attorney and chartered patent agent in 1994. Ms Kirsch’s work within key product categories at Unilever PLC included detergent and homecare products, personal products and food categories.

In addition to her range of patent work, Ms Kirsch has been involved in revocation and infringement actions before the UK High Court, as well as litigation in a number of other jurisdictions. These include nullity and infringement actions in Germany, saisie proceedings in Belgium and cross-border injunction proceedings in the Netherlands.

Due to her substantial knowledge and experience within the industry, Ms Kirsch is a member of the European Law, Chemistry and Food and Drug committees at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). She is also an active member of the AIPLA Women’s Network and regularly attends AIPLA meetings. She is an experienced tutor for the European qualifying examinations for the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies in Strasbourg.


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  • epi

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Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
One Southampton Row
United Kingdom

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