Claudia Duffy

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A former Scientist turned Patent Attorney, Dr. Claudia M. Duffy has lived, worked and studied in three European countries. Starting with a BSc in Physics and Chemistry, Claudia went on to pursue graduate research in Physics through MSc and PhD degrees in Munich and Cambridge respectively. Her graduate degrees were based on industrial sponsorships – MSc sponsored by Siemens and Infineon Technologies in Munich and PhD sponsored by Hitachi in Cambridge – which enabled her to work at the forefront of innovation.

Claudia is an European Patent Attorney at Ellis IP, an IP Protection and IP Consultancy firm based in Edinburgh. Since entering the patent profession in 2008, she held both private practice attorney roles (in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh) and also in-house attorney roles (for two Cambridge-university spin-outs). She is also the IP Protection & Commercialisation Expert at Dunedin Solutions, an Edinburgh-based group of experts investing, advising and accelerating innovation and growth of Scottish start-ups and spin-outs.

Areas of Interest
Ellis IP
Key words
Intellectual property, entrepreneurship, innovation, IP commercialisation, investment, business growth, technology transfer

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