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Barbara Finn

Technical Adviser

Barbara is a bit of a technical whiz around the office. Having studied a host of languages - German, Japanese, Spanish and Latin (not to mention various computer systems and languages) - she is the go-to expert when it comes to IP investigation.

Barbara’s edge is her ability to scope out the big picture. She’ll take a look at what your competitors are up to by researching their filings, and reporting on their potential future market direction.

Alongside her rather impressive linguistic expertise, Barbara is also a qualified music teacher. When she’s not being creative casting or sculpting, she’s learning the ways of country life and is soon to be a dab-hand with wood work and chainsaws. .

Industry specialty

  • Agribusiness
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Natural products
  • Creative/Design/Media
  • Food and beverage
  • Clean technology
  • Electronics
  • ICT - software
  • Mechanical
  • Health technology


  • Competitive intelligence 
  • Trade marks
  • Information sharing


Barbara specialises in intellectual property intelligence and investigation. She has participated in the beta testing of international IP databases, and has access to a whole range of IP websites, both subscription and non-subscription.

With a background in commerce, Barbara has a practical take on trade marks and the fast evolving field of information technology.