Diana has extensive experience in the drafting and prosecution of British, European, U.S. and PCT patent applications and European Community Design applications as well as managing prosecution of patent applications in China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and other countries. She has also represented patent proprietors in Opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office and provided support for litigation matters in the UK. Her experience covers medical devices including injector pens, safety syringes, prosthetic heart valves, catheter heart pumps, infusion pumps, medication dispensing apparatus, cardiac monitoring, remote monitoring and control. Diana has also worked on patent applications for telecommunications, printing and display technology, user interfaces, and software-implemented inventions.
Previously, Diana worked as an Examiner at the U.K. Patent Office (now the U.K. Intellectual Property Office), specializing in sensors and monitoring arrangements based on measurement of resistance, capacitance and radiation. Diana then worked for a London firm of patent and trade mark attorneys for 9 years, later returning as a consultant. In between, Diana spent three and half years at a U.S. law firm in Los Angeles, California handling drafting and filing of US patent applications and prosecution of patent applications in a number of jurisdictions and gave talks on European patent practice at a series of seminars in Japan, at a conference in the US, and for the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Currently, Diana is also a marking examiner for the UK Advanced level patent examinations.