Emily Nytko-Lutz

Qualifications
AB, Chemistry (Dartmouth College, New Hampshire USA); PhD, Inorganic Chemistry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts USA); US Patent Agent (2010); CPA (2014); EPA (2015); European Design Attorney; IP Litigator (2015).

Memberships
CIPA, EPI, AIPLA, American Chemical Society.

Professional Career
I began my career as a Patent Examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2009, where I examined applications in the area of fuel cells and batteries.  Following a move to the UK in 2010, I joined Keltie LLP as a Patent Assistant and trained there for four years.  In 2014, I moved in house and became a Patent Attorney at BTG, a publicly listed company specialising in medical devices for interventional medicine.   In 2016, I returned to private practice at Gill Jennings & Every LLP, where I worked in the Chemistry and Life Sciences group and specialised in contentious work.  I am currently an Associate in the Engineering, materials and consumer products and Life sciences practice groups at Reddie & Grose LLP.

Other Information
As a dual national (American and British) who began my career at the USPTO, I am highly interested in cross-jurisdictional differences in IP law as well as how the UK profession is perceived within the wider global community.  I serve on CIPA’s International Liaison Committee as co-chair of the North America Working Group.  I also serve on CIPA’s Media and PR Committee. Outside of the patent world, I have run three marathons and enjoy scuba diving, travelling, photography and crochet.