New partner promoted within Clarion’s growing IP team
Sue Streatfield has been appointed as a partner within Clarion’s expanding intellectual property (IP) practice, just two years after joining the firm. Clarion has one of the largest teams of specialist IP lawyers in a full service law firm in the North.
With over 17 years’ experience in IP law, Sue’s career includes spending three years with a large Australian commercial law firm as well as having worked for Eversheds. Sue joined Clarion from Bond Dickinson’s IP team, where she worked for seven years before joining Clarion in December 2015.
Sue has substantial experience of advising a wide range of clients, from small start-up businesses to large international corporations, on all aspects of IP law, including litigation, research and development agreements, licences and assignments. She has particular expertise in pharmaceuticals, life sciences and chemicals, and has played a key role in growing Clarion’s specialism in these areas. Sue also advises clients in the engineering, digital, university and retail sectors.
“With her strong track record in pharma litigation and IP commercialisation agreements, Sue has brought a wealth of knowledge to the firm and helped spearhead our growing presence in this specialist sector,” explains Roger Hutton, joint managing partner of Clarion. “Our IP team continues to go from strength to strength and there’s no doubt that Sue’s contribution has helped us to build our reputation as having one of the largest and most knowledgeable IP practices in the North of England. She is a talented IP lawyer and her promotion to partner is well deserved.”
Sue adds: “It’s great to be part of a renowned team with such a strong and diverse international offering across all areas of IP law. As such, we are very well placed to assist a broad range of clients in many different sectors.”
Sue has written and presented IP law courses for one of the largest law schools in the UK and contributes to various IP publications.
With a diverse client base from multinationals to SMEs across a range of industries, Clarion’s seven-strong IP team advises on all matters relating to patents, confidential information, designs, trade marks, copyright, advertising law and defamation, including litigation and dispute resolution, as well as advising on IP strategy, registered IP protection, IP agreements and exploitation.