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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
Registered Representative before the Unified Patent Court

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, classification, including Artificial Intelligence. 


During her career, Holly has handled a wide variety of technical fields, in drafting and worldwide prosecution of patent applications, and related matters, such as prior art and infringement advice, together with competitor analysis.


This includes patent matters for a number of significant direct clients located around the world, including the United States, Japan, the UK and elsewhere in Europe. She has significant experience in developing a patent portfolio relating to the MPEG 7 standard (multimedia content description standard), much of it relating to inventions involving complex mathematical techniques.


As a mathematician, Holly especially enjoys and excels at the analysis, abstraction and problem-solving aspects of being a patent attorney. 


Holly served on the EPI council, and she is the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion officer for Maucher Jenkins. Holly is also the partner specifically responsible for the patent records department, continually working on improving efficiencies and keeping costs down while meeting client expectations. 


Holly is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 2024 UK publication. 


the Legal 500 UK recommended lawyer 2024


Interests outside work:


Holly enjoys cycling, outdoor swimming and embroidery. Alongside a general interest in Japanese crafts and culture, Holly is studying Japanese language, aiming for JLPT N4.  

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