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Expert specialists in protecting your intellectual property, with qualifications not only in their legal field but also in science, technology and engineering. Able to quickly grasp complex, technical inventions and fully versed in the latest developments in IP law and processes.

This is what makes the team at Hargreaves Elsworth one you can depend on.

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Our Team

Meet Our People

IP Licensing

Dominic Elsworth

Dominic is a Patent Attorney (UK and European), a European Patent Litigator and a Trade Mark Attorney – as well as being a founder of Hargreaves Elsworth. Dominic gained experience handling a full range of intellectual property matters in his role as an Examiner at the European Patent Office, a technical assistant in private practice and then as an in-house Intellectual Property Manager. His areas of expertise include medical devices, computer software, electronics, military equipment, agricultural machinery, food processing and packaging, as well as IP licensing.  

“Key to client success is ensuring a commercial lens is applied to decisions regarding their intellectual property. I thrive on developing effective IP strategies that will ensure my clients are in the best possible position to reach their long-term business goals.”

  • MSc in Management of Intellectual Property from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (1995)
  • European Patent Attorney (1996)
  • Registered Patent Attorney (1997)
  • Degree in Agricultural Engineering from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1998)

Lucy Hartley

Lucy is a Patent Attorney (UK and European), a European Patent Litigator and a Trade Mark Attorney, working for Hargreaves Elsworth since October 2004 following her time as a research chemist at a leading pharmaceutical company and working as a Formalities Manager within an intellectual property private practice.

Lucy is adept in the filing and prosecution of patent applications at the UK Intellectual Property Office and European Patent Office, relating to a wide range of technical subject areas, but is particularly specialised in the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Lucy also brings a wealth of experience in registered trade mark and registered design cases.

  • MNatSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham (2000)
  • CIPA certificate in Patent Administration (2003)
  • Registered Patent Attorney (2010)
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Alison Woolsey

Alison is a CIPA-qualified patent administrator with experience in all aspects of UK and foreign patent, trade mark and design formalities, having worked at the practice since 2005.  She is also a qualified Trade Mark Attorney.

Prior to joining Hargreaves Elsworth Alison worked as a patent secretary in the electronics and engineering department of a large private practice in London.

  • Degree in Music from Queen’s University in Belfast (1997)
  • CIPA Certificate in Patent Administration (2006)
  • PGCert Intellectual Property Law from University of London (2021)
  • Certificate in Trade Mark Law from Law Society of Ireland (2022)
  • Trade Mark Attorney (Ireland) (2022)

Core Services

We provide a complete range of intellectual property services, advising clients in relation to all areas of intellectual property including patents, trade marks, registered and unregistered designs, copyright and intellectual property licensing.

We also have particular experience in handling difficult cases such as appeals, reinstatement, revocations, restorations and oppositions.


We draft, file and prosecute UK, European and International patent as well as advising on infringement and validity of patents.
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Trade Marks

We prepare, file and prosecute applications to register trade marks as well as advising on trade mark infringement and validity.
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Design & Copyright

We advise on all aspects of registered and unregistered design rights, as well as the protection and maintenance of copyright.
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IP Management Strategy

Each strategy is carefully crafted to ensure the most sound and successful approach for your intellectual property, with our qualified and expert team holding the know-how to strategically consider your specific circumstances.
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Search & Watching Services

We carry out considered and cost-effective intellectual property searches and watching services, all in line with your business goals and strategies.
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Licensing & Transactions

Solid licensing strategies for your IP.
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