Biotechnology

Working with small start-ups and academic institutions, through to clients such as Public Health England and Bristol-Myers Squibb, we use our expert technical knowledge to advise and guide our clients.

We offer our clients a complete range of IP services, including evaluation of IP opportunities, global filing and prosecution strategy, drafting, prosecution, opposition, validity, freedom-to-operate, competitor monitoring, and licensing.

Work in the sector covers a diverse range of technologies including vaccines relating to TB, meningitis, clostridial neurotoxins, anthrax and polio, rapid assay systems relating to the detection of infectious organisms for efficacy testing of waste treatment processes, viral inhibitors, in vitro expression systems, and microbial fermentation.

Clients value our approach and deep understanding of their field to provide guidance not only as to potential novelty and inventive step in light of the known or identified prior art, but also as to further experimental work or data that may be useful to support robust patent protection worldwide. In some cases, the outcome of this exercise may be a decision not to pursue patent protection.

Members of the group have over two decades of experience and an impressive track record of representing clients in the field of biological sciences in connection with all aspects of IP.  We have recruited people with advanced academic degrees, many with direct industry experience in this sector, which allows us to serve the full spectrum of clients in the biotechnology sector.

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Our commercial understanding of the sector has successfully taken clients from the spin-out stage to multi-million pound funding projects and helped us to secure innovative licensing deals

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the team

Harvey Adams
Partner
Olivia Creemer
Associate
Jane Evenson
Of Counsel
Stephen Garner
Partner
Bethany Gibbs
Associate
Lauren Gregory
Associate
Anna Gregson
Partner
Philippa Griffin
Partner
David Hobson
Managing Associate
Dean Houston
Technical Assistant
Ekaterina Langford
Associate
Lianne Leith
Associate
Martin MacLean
Partner
David Miller
Partner
Samantha Moodie
Associate
Lionel Newton
Technical Assistant
Monika Rai
Partner
Juliet Redhouse
Managing Associate
Craig Titmus
Managing Associate
James Wilding
Partner
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