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Nicola Anderson MEng, CPA, EPA


Nicola is a patent attorney in our Advanced Engineering group.  She is also part of our Packaging team.

Nicola’s experience as a patent attorney lies mostly in the packaging, rail and automotive sectors.  She also has experience with mechanical latches, medical devices and energy.  She has particular expertise in FTO searching and advice regarding patents and designs for packaging products.  Thanks to her earlier career, Nicola has experience in the design of fabrication units for power electronics used in the rail industry.

Nicola’s clients include multi-national companies and SMEs, as well as private inventors.

Education & background

Nicola graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2006 with a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with honours in Mechanical Engineering.  She worked as a mechanical draughtsman at an electrical engineering firm before joining Withers & Rogers as a trainee in 2008, qualifying as a UK patent attorney in 2012 and as a European patent attorney in 2015. In March 2023, she was registered as a representative before the new Unified Patent Court, one of the first European patent attorneys to be entered on the list of UPC representatives.

On a personal note...

Nicola spends her free time running, open water swimming and occasionally playing her violin.  She has three small sons, which happily gives her the opportunity to bake creative cakes on a regular basis.