Dr. Emily Dodgson

Country/Region of practice
United Kingdom
About me

Emily is a chartered UK and European patent attorney and a partner at Abel + Imray. She is a trusted advisor to established SME’s, ambitious tech start-ups and large multinationals, helping them to protect their ideas and bring their innovative products to market by drafting and prosecuting patent applications, advising on patent strategy, defending and asserting granted patents and advising on freedom-to-operate (infringement) risks. Emily entered the patent profession in 2011, qualified in 2015 and became a partner in 2021.

Emily has a technical background in mechanical engineering, with a MEng and PhD from the University of Bath in that subject. Prior to entering the patent profession, she worked as an engineer for a respected engineering consultancy. Her patent work is focused on the protection of engineering inventions across a wide range of technical fields including aerospace, medical devices, oil & gas, consumer electronics and defence.

As well as being experienced in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications worldwide (particularly in the UK and Europe), Emily regularly represents clients before the Opposition Division and Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

Alongside her patent work, Emily handles registered design work in the UK, the European Union and overseas, including via the Hague system.

Academic Qualifications

M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath

Roles in FICPI

  • CET 3 International Patent Matters

    CET Group 3 focuses on developments of the international patent system and provides guidance to its users. Such developments can relate to both substantive and procedural aspects of patent law, and CET3 follows them across jurisdictions.

    CET3 identifies issues that deserve study, conducts the studies and provides guidance through various outputs available to the users of the patent system such as Guidelines, Position papers, and Resolutions. CET3 actively contributes to forging and advocating the position of FICPI in discussions on patent law harmonisation in key study and discussion groups such as the Group B+ and at the forums established by WIPO.

    CET3 also monitors and studies international agreements and conventions relating to patents, follows the developments of the PCT system and, where necessary, provides comments to WIPO and relevant authorities for defending a well-balanced international patent system.

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