Mrs. Louise Harley-Smeur
Senior Vice-President, Intellectual Property
| Appointed: December 2015
| Nationality: British
Skills and experience
Louise is a European Patent Attorney and Head of the Intellectual Property Department. She has been working in IP since 2001, half the time working on medical inventions, and prior to that, during the 1990s, she worked in UK hospitals as a medical physicist, specialising in radiotherapy and imaging.
Role / Responsibilities
As Head of IP Louise manages all aspects of the IP portfolio, working closely with inventors and the business line to secure IP rights, protect inventions, software, designs and trademarks and protect know-how.