Maria Ritchie, Patent Formalities Officer

Maria is the Formalities Officer in Symbiosis. Maria has been working in the patent profession for over 25 years and has therefore acquired a vast depth of knowledge & experience relating to the acquisition of patent rights in the UK, Europe and overseas. Her work in the past has covered the whole spectrum of patent formalities.

Maria’s central role within Symbiosis is to ensure all the formal requirements, from the initial filing of a patent application through to the grant, monitoring and payment of renewal fees is correctly managed. Maria is also key in managing many other administrative tasks within Symbiosis including the auditing of the firms electronic data storage facility.