Claire Rutherford Director

Patent Attorney, CPA, EPA, Registered European Design Attorney

Claire is the founder of Definition IP and set up the company with an aim of providing clear, commercially focused-advice and services relating to Intellectual Property.

Claire has significant experience of drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications through to grant, preparing and filing registered Design Applications and assisting with Trade Mark and Copyright issues. She has also provided IP audits and strategic advice to many SMEs and growing companies.

Claire has particular technical expertise in the life sciences and medical device fields as well as in the food and drink sector. She also has significant experience in providing strategic assistance to companies in all technology areas who are going through a period of transition, such as a funding stages from seed to IPO, where a well-managed IP strategy can be a significant asset.



Claire has a B.Sc. in Genetics from Newcastle University.


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

Member of the European Patent Institute


Claire Rutherford

The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 5TF

Telephone +44 (0) 191 6031101

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