I am involved in all areas of patent work from initial scoping, through to drafting and prosecution in the UK, Europe and further afield.
My day to day practice includes representing clients before the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and European Patent Office (EPO), primarily in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields.
My particular area of technical expertise is in the field of molecular biology and bioinformatics, having undertaken doctoral and postdoctoral research utilising molecular modelling, in silico drug discovery and rational drug design.
I am a Chartered and European Patent Attorney and I hold a BSc in Microbiology and Biochemistry, MScs in Bioinformatics and Management of Intellectual Property and a DPhil in Biochemistry.
I joined Taylor Vinters in March 2019, to develop the life sciences patent practice.
I can assist you with all aspects of strategic IP advice in the life sciences sector, including:
- Patents and designs
- Freedom to operate and clearing access to market
- Infringement and validity opinions
- Microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and bioinformatics
- Intellectual property audits
- Due diligence
I will work closely with you to provide a robust intellectual property portfolio, including supplementing patent protection with designs, trade secrets and trade marks. I can also help you clear a path to market by making use of third party observations, opposition proceedings and patent office opinions.
I believe in using straight forward, uncomplicated language and in getting to know clients and their businesses so that I can provide pragmatic and commercially relevant advice.
I don’t have a lot of free time because I have two little people to keep me on my toes. However, in what little time I do have I can be found swimming, decorating and hiding pebbles in my local area and supporting Wigan Warriors Rugby League team.
If you want to know more about how I can help your business protect its intellectual property, please get in touch.
Professional Bodies and Associations
- Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- Intellectual Property Regulation Board
- European Patent Institute
- Patent examination Board
Awarded ‘Best Outside Counsel – IP’ by Featurespace