We are delighted to announce that Suzanne Oliver has joined us as Director, IP Strategy, and will launch a new office in Manchester.

Suzanne is a UK and European Patent Attorney with extensive in-house experience. Most recently, she worked in a tech and robotics startup, GroundWOW, leading their IP strategy and IP policy development. Previously, she was responsible for Operations, Legal, and IP at SeeChange Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary and subsequent spin out of ARM Ltd. Prior to her work with SeeChange Technologies, Suzanne managed ARM’s global patent and trademark prosecution teams supporting a diverse portfolio of IP strategy, policy and development matters.

She also sits on the CIPA council and is a past president of the UK IP Federation, which saw her advise the UK government in the field of innovation and IP. 

Suzanne has also championed women in STEM, inclusion and diversity throughout her career, being named as an IAM ‘World Leading IP Strategist’ for 2017, and as a Managing IP ‘Corporate IP Star’ in 2018 & 2019. She was a national award winner for her Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Leadership work in 2018.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter McBride, Founder, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Suzanne to the team.  We have a focus on providing commercially focused advice that puts our clients in control of their destiny by organising, optimising and monetising their intellectual property.  Suzanne’s commercial and corporate background will take this to the next level.  We are also very pleased to invest in Manchester, with its exciting blend of tech and creative communities”.

Suzanne adds:

“I’m very excited to be joining a dynamic and growing business. The Scintilla team have a proven track record of providing excellent service to their existing client base. To have the opportunity to expand their team not only in capabilities, but in location also is something I’m sure will attract further growth for Scintilla and I look forward to playing my part in helping to drive that.”


At Scintilla, we help innovative companies get a grip on their intellectual property. Our unique commercial approach combines registration of patents and trade marks with strategic input so that IP can be a springboard for business growth. If you would like to discuss your IP needs, do contact us or book a free initial consultation!