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Maucher Jenkins has built a team of outstanding professionals, recognised experts in intellectual property law, science and technology, working across multiple industry sectors and legal jurisdictions.

Holly Whitlock

Partner - Patents

Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark & Design Attorney

Degree in mathematics, Oxford University; Open University Certificate in Semi-Conductor Materials and Devices



Holly has a wide range of experience in patent matters, but especially enjoys inventions with mathematical content, such as signal processing, image processing, coding and classification.


A large proportion of her professional work relates to handling patent issues for a number of significant direct clients located around the world, including the United States, Japan, the UK and elsewhere in Europe.

This involves drafting and worldwide prosecution of patent applications, and related matters, such as prior art and infringement advice, together with competitor analysis. For example, she works closely with the UK research department of a large Japanese company, with whom she is developing a patent portfolio relating to the MPEG 7 standard (multimedia content description standard).


Holly has recently been elected to EPI council, and as a result has direct access and influence at the EPO. She is particularly committed to supporting and encouraging other women in IP, business and STEM, and she is the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion officer for Maucher Jenkins. 


Interests outside work:


Holly enjoys cycling and she also has a City & Guilds Certificate in embroidery. 

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