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Cahill, Susanne


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Susanne is a Patent Attorney with experience in a wide variety of practice areas. She deals with a range of subject matter in the life science and biotechnology fields, including microbiology, immunology (including antibodies), stem cells, biofuels, vaccines, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery systems, food science, plant variety rights, as well as medical devices including stents and pacemakers and mechanical devices.

Susanne has extensive experience in advising, drafting and prosecuting patent applications across these areas in multiple jurisdictions including Ireland, the UK, Europe, the US, China, Japan and Australia. Her work involves providing strategic advice, management of worldwide patent portfolios, the preparation of opinions and freedom to operate analyses. Susanne also has experience representing clients before the Examining and Opposition Divisions at the European Patent office.

Susanne's knowledge also extends to the field of Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) having filed SPC applications at both the Irish Patents Office and the UKIPO. In addition to patents, Susanne has experience in the registration of designs, particularly European Community Registered Designs.

Throughout her career, Susanne has worked with a variety of clients including private inventors, SMEs, biotech start-ups, Universities and large multinationals.

Susanne completed her PhD at Trinity College Dublin where she investigated molecular markers in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. She worked briefly in the field of nutritional genomics before entering the patent profession in 2007.

Susanne started her career in another Dublin based firm of patent attorneys, before moving to the UK where she worked at a leading London based IP law firm before joining Purdy Lucey in 2016.

Susanne is a European Patent Attorney, a Chartered UK Patent Attorney, a Registered Irish Patent Agent and a Community Trade Mark Attorney.
Susanne is a member of the Law Committee of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Agents of Ireland and has tutored on Irish, UK and European Patent Law.

She is also a current member of the European Qualifying Examination Committee for Chemistry.