Philippa joined Mathys & Squire in 2001, qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2005, and became a Partner of the firm in 2010.¬†She holds a 1st class Master's degree in Natural Sciences and specialises in the fields of molecular biology, biopharma, and biotechnology.
Year joined: 2001
Qualifications: MA (Cantab) EPA CPA
Philippa's practice areas include the drafting, prosecution, and management of global patent families, and she is experienced in the conduct of opposition and appeal hearings before the EPO.¬†Philippa has particular experience of inventions relating to vaccines, antibodies and immunology, cytokine/ receptor and antibody-based therapeutics, nucleic acid-based diagnostics and array technologies, modified and thermostable enzymes, stem cell and regenerative technologies, biomarkers for screening and diagnosis, therapeutic uses and delivery systems, and ex-vivo organ preservation and repair. She acts for a diverse range of clients, including Public Health England, New England Biolabs, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Novo Nordisk AS, Molecular Templates, Inc., Novabone Products, LLC, and Warwick University.
Philippa studied at Cambridge University, obtaining a 1st class Master's degree in Natural Sciences (Zoology), and also holds a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from the University of London.
Membership & Organisations
Philippa is a member of CIPA and EPI, and serves as a lecturer for the CIPA Foundation Examinations.
Sectors & Specialisms
Patent applications,¬†patent drafting and filing,¬†freedom to operate,¬†due diligence,¬†patent enforcement,¬†IP strategy,¬†patent portfolio management,¬†licensing,¬†patent oppositions,¬†commercialisation