Case Study: Admissibility of late-filed facts and evidence during Opposition Proceedings
European Patent Attorney
Vicky Pugsley gained extensive research experience, including working at both Edinburgh University and Princeton University, before entering the patent profession. Vicky is a European Patent Attorney. She joined Murgitroyd in February 2019 following the acquisition of Chapman IP by Murgitroyd. Vicky joined Chapman IP in 2010 from a large, London-based firm of patent and trade mark attorneys.
Her technical expertise covers a broad range of physical chemistry and material science based subject matter including composite materials, building materials, super-alloy turbine blades, medical devices, oil and gas engineering, and thermal combustion systems. She is experienced at filing and prosecuting patent applications, opposition and appeal hearings before the European Patent Office. Vicky also undertakes patent landscape analysis and is one of our industrial designs specialists. She advises a range of clients including multi-national companies and local SMEs.
Vicky holds an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, an MSc (Eng) in Materials Engineering from the University of Cape Town, and a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany. Her PhD research related to the mechanical properties of hard metal composites. She entered the profession in 2006.