Influential Women in IP
WIPR recognises both Isobel Barry & Susan Kirsch in the 2020 edition Influential Women in IP Magazine

Congratulations go to Senior Associate Isobel Barry and Partner Susan Kirsch, who have been recognised in the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Influential Women in IP magazine.

Isobel Barry has been listed as one of 20 Trailblazers. The selected Trailblazers are recognised for their contributions to the IP industry with a particular focus on championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace, working with global brands and playing central roles in ground-breaking judgments.

The magazine included the following commentary:

Isobel Barry began her IP career at Carpmaels & Ransford and, in 2014, qualified as a UK patent attorney and European patent attorney. She was promoted to senior associate in 2017.

Barry specialises in the pharmaceutical field, predominantly focusing on small molecule drugs. She advises clients on the full range of patent matters, but the majority of her practice is contentious, primarily involving defending oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office and supporting parallel national litigation.

Barry has been a contributor to the IP Inclusive since its initial stages and is currently a committee member for IP Out (a network for LGBTQ+ people). Barry helps with the direction and development of IP Out and IP Inclusive’s Women in IP network and their activities.

Over the past several years, Barry has been a key contributor to the direction and implementation of Carpmaels & Ransford’s CSR initiatives, and has organised events supporting LGBTQ+ inclusion within her workplace.

Partner, Susan Kirsch has been listed as a top 80 Influential Leader in the 2020 edition whereby individuals are recognised for their role and influence in changing the IP system. Sue has also received recognition in Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP.