Heather Murdoch

Patent Attorney

Heather Murdoch is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

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Heather entered the profession in 2015, following undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. Heather also has experience of working in the oil and gas industry for a leading international service provider. Heather is based in our Aberdeen office providing patent drafting and prosecution support and advising clients on IP strategy and management. Heather is a UK Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney.

Professional qualifications and affiliations
  • Chartered Patent Attorney (UK)
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute

MEng Mechanical Engineering (Distinction)
The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen



  • Energy and offshore technologies
  • Downhole, drilling and completion technologies
  • Subsea equipment and intervention technologies
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Non-destructive testing and failure analysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Materials
  • Control and instrumentation


  • IP portfolio management
    Drafting patent specifications
  • UK and European patent prosecution
  • IP audits
  • Patent searching
  • Patentability assessments
  • Registered designs

2012 – 2015
Mechanical discipline engineer working between projects and operations

2015 to present
Private practice