Kate Munro

Associate, European Patent Attorney

Kate is a European Patent attorney with experience in drafting, prosecution, including UK, European and foreign prosecution, oppositions and appeals, and IP audits. Her technical focus is on mechanical engineering and physics fields. Kate has experience working around subsea technologies and energy, with innovations ranging from oil & gas to seaweed. She also enjoys working in the medical devices field.

Prior to EIP, Kate worked for an international law firm where she developed strong skills in drafting, and oppositions work. She has significant drafting experience including helping build client’s portfolios around their commercial goals and thoroughly enjoys this element of her role alongside the contentious experience she has gained handling oppositions. Kate is also adept in handling prosecution work on a global basis including jurisdictions such as US, China, Japan and Brazil.

Kate completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property from Bournemouth University. She also holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics from The University of Sheffield.

Published articles

  • September 2022
    Update , Are electric vehicles tackling climate change? (link)

Education and qualifications

European Patent Attorney, 2021

  • 2018
    Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth University
  • 2014 — 2017
    BSc (Hons) Physics, The University of Sheffield

Career history

  • 2022 — present
    Associate, EIP
  • 2021 — 2022
    European Patent Attorney, HGF Limited
  • 2017 — 2021
    Trainee Patent Attorney, HGF Limited

Speaking engagements

  • February 2022
    The Institute of Engineering and Technology, Successfully Managing Innovation – Protecting the Idea - Episode 5 (link)