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Mrs. Louise Harley-Smeur

Job Title: Senior Vice-President, Intellectual Property Date 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.