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Shu Yang MA, MEng, CPA, EPA


Shu is a patent attorney in our Electronics, Computing & Physics group.

Shu has significant experience in drafting and prosecuting applications in a wide variety of technical fields, including MEMS fabrication, nanotechnology, photonics, 2D and 3D displays, analog and digital electronics, scientific instrumentation, mobile applications, computer-implemented inventions and consumer products.

Her practice spans from multinational companies to individual inventors and start-ups, and she always aims to understand her clients’ commercial and strategic goals in order to tailor her advice accordingly.

Shu also helps her diverse range of clients with managing their IP portfolios and defining their IP strategies in the UK and Europe as well as overseas. She has particular expertise working with inventors from China and Taiwan, often travelling to visit them and is familiar with patent practices in East Asia. Shu is a Mandarin speaker and is happy to converse with clients in Mandarin.

Shu is one of a few UK practitioners to have successfully overcome an excluded subject matter objection at a hearing before the UKIPO and go on to obtain a granted patent for her client. She has also represented clients before the EPO at both Examining Division and Opposition Division hearings.

Education & background

Shu graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Masters Degree in Engineering, specialising in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  Her Masters project involved designing, fabricating and testing Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator-based biosensors at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics in Cambridge.

Shu trained and qualified as a European and UK patent attorney at another leading private practice firm in London prior to joining Withers & Rogers.  Shu also holds the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (with Distinction) from Queen Mary, University of London. 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...

Shu enjoys experimenting with new baking recipes and various forms of yoga.  She has also recently taken up Argentine tango.