Laura Ward, Senior Associate | +44 (0) 191 211 1928

Laura Ward

Laura Ward, Senior Associate


  • MEng (Engineering Manufacture & Management)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law / C.P.E.
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Designs Attorney


Laura is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, working primarily in the Engineering sector. Laura has practised in the field of Intellectual Property since 2004, having worked both in private practice patent firms in the London area, and as an in-house attorney for a multinational automotive parts manufacturing company.

Prior to joining the patent profession, Laura gained a Master’s degree in Engineering Manufacture and Management at UMIST, during which she undertook a placement at an aeronautical manufacturing company. Laura joined Secerna in July 2016.

Specialist Sectors

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Fuel Injection Equipment
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Fastening Systems
  • Mechanical devices

Areas of special expertise

  • Drafting and filing of patent applications
  • Prosecution of patent applications worldwide
  • Filing design registrations
  • Patentability advice
  • Infringement, validity, and Freedom to Operate opinions
  • Patent portfolio reviews
  • Competitor analysis
  • IP licensing and assignment