Annette Flaherty

Annette Flaherty

Senior Patent Attorney

Glasgow

Annette Flaherty joined the patent profession in 2001 whilst completing her PhD thesis. Annette has a PhD and 1st class BEng honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, both obtained following completion of a technical apprenticeship in the earthmoving sector.

As a patent and design attorney Annette has experience working with and advising a range of clients including large multinational companies, SMEs and individuals about UK and European patent and unregistered and registered design protection. Her technical area of specialism is general/mechanical engineering technology, which includes oil and gas technology, renewable energy technology, automotive technology, earthmoving, agricultural technology, plumbing technology, optical fibre technology and tobacco technology.

Annette joined Murgitroyd as part of the acquisition of Creation IP by Murgitroyd in April 2022.

Annette is based in our Glasgow Office.

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde
  • BEng Hons (1st class) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde
  • HNC in Mechanical and Production Engineering

Flaherty has abundant technical knowledge and understanding in the mechanical engineering field, which allows her to quickly get to grips with her patrons’ inventions and provide meaningful advice on protection strategies.

IAM 1000 - 2024

Key contributor to our Mechanical Engineering Team awarded Gold by the Financial Times

Financial Times European Leading Patent Law Firms - 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023

Patent star 2024, Managing IP

IP Stars - 2023 and 2024

Annette Flaherty has a PhD in mechanical engineering with a wide-ranging client and technological base. She has assisted oil and gas companies, renewables, automotive manufacturers, agricultural and earthmoving companies, and many others.

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