Qualified European Patent Attorney | Chartered UK Patent Attorney | Registered Design Attorney
Sarah Turp is a European Patent Attorney and Chartered UK Patent Attorney, working as a Senior Associate in the chemistry and life sciences team at WP Thompson.
With a background in chemistry, Sarah's work encompasses a wide range of subject-matter including energy storage, semi-conductor technologies, pharmaceuticals, biologically active materials, materials science, and medical methods and device technologies. Since joining the profession in 2014, her work has included drafting and prosecuting applications before the UK Intellectual Property Office and European Patent Office, in addition to working with foreign attorneys around the world to secure patent protection for her clients across the globe.
Sarah is experience in dealing with contentious matters, having successfully represented clients at numerous opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Sarah also has experience working on litigation before the IPEC in the UK and in securing settlement agreements between parties.
With a keen interest in the nuances of patent law and problem solving, Sarah has worked on applications in a multitude of fields to develop strategies for advancing prosecution and securing protection. She has also worked with clients varying from large multinational companies down to lone inventors and SMEs to prosecute and manage patent applications in numerous countries across the globe.
Graduating from Oxford University in 2009 with a Master's Degree in Chemistry, and a particular focus on analytical studies and the synthesis and characterisation of inorganic materials, Sarah completed her PhD studying the chemical control of electronic and magnetic functional materials at St Andrews University, with a particular focus on the development of piezoelectric materials for medical ultrasound and sonar applications, Sarah's background lends itself well to the application of new materials and technologies in real-world applications.
Sarah has also obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law with Merit from Queen Mary College, University of London, as well as a UK IP Litigation Certificate.
Professional Memberships and Development
• Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
• Member of the European Patent Institute
• Member of the Patents Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA)
• Contributor to the United Kingdom chapter of International Pharmaceutical Law and Practice by Madelein Kleyn and Louis van Wyk