Hannah Auger is a European Patent Attorney and started her career in the patent profession at Kilburn & Strode LLP in 2017. Her day-to-day work centres on the high-tech sector, particularly in the fields of medical devices, software, optics & photonics and the food & drinks industry. Her physics degree gives her a broad base from which to specialise in various technical fields based on the needs of her clients.
Alongside her physics degree, Hannah has a good understanding of industrial R&D environments, particularly in the healthcare industry, having worked on medical technological solutions for a major multinational healthcare company. More recently, she has also worked closely alongside start-up companies, including gaining experience with a fast-growing business in the food and drinks industry. Here she is relied upon to advise on mitigating IP-related risks when bringing a new product to market, as well as to protect market position by managing invention capture and patent filings. She manages multijurisdictional patent families and works with large patent portfolios.
While being a prosecution and drafting expert, Hannah also has significant experience in infringement risk and validity assessments for informing high-stakes commercial decisions, and in contentious work before the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office.
Hannah takes a keen personal interest in sustainability and green technology. She is actively involved in helping clients to obtain patents for eco-friendly inventions.