Elizabeth Cooper-Rolfe


UK and European Patent Attorney

London (UK)

About Elizabeth

Liz is passionate about what she does. She is highly sought after by the CTO’s of multinationals and SMEs alike for her intuitive understanding of where IP sits in their business model and for her pragmatic, on-point advice. Known for getting to the crux of the technical and legal detail, Liz provides commercially focussed advice on patenting strategies and contentious issues as they arise. She finds collaborating with both inventors and business executives to be highly satisfying, the end result being an exceptionally productive relationship.

During her career Liz has worked in a wide variety of technological areas, most recently carrying out a high volume of quality drafting in the fields of MEMS, DSP and semiconductor technology. She has a wealth of experience in successfully prosecuting complex cases globally, including in the USA, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.

In addition to MEMs, DSP and semiconductors, Liz's technical experience spans a wide range of inventions appropriate to her physics background including telecommunications, civil engineering, optical devices, medical imaging and diagnostics, magnetic tagging and RFID, software-related inventions and inventions incorporating advanced computer electronics.

Liz's career in IP began in 1998 at the Electrical Division of the UK Intellectual Property Office where she worked as an Examiner. She joined Haseltine Lake in 1999 where she qualified both as a Chartered UK Patent Attorney and as a European Patent Attorney. After a period away to start her family and run her own IP consultancy practice, Liz rejoined Haseltine Lake in 2014.

Liz's practice involves working very closely with inventors, company directors and in-house legal practitioners to provide advice at all stages of the IP lifecycle, from invention capture through to infringement and validity analysis when contentious matters arise.

Throughout her life Liz has found music, especially singing and playing the piano, to be an ideal refuge from everyday stress. Liz loves mountains and skis regularly with her young family. She has a keen interest in contemporary design and architecture, and she and her husband were lucky enough to be able to build their own home.

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BSc Physics (Bristol University)
UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Liz's favourite quote is:
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.
— Vladimir Nobokov