Life Sciences & Chemistry

The challenges faced by this sector are greater than ever in a fiercely competitive arena where companies need to move fast to take products from promising ideas to market.

Our combined life sciences & chemistry team work collaboratively to help our clients maximise the impact of their IP.

Our life sciences team work across all areas of IP, including patent drafting and prosecution (for UK, EP, PCT, and overseas); freedom to operate and due diligence; portfolio management; opposition and appeal proceedings; SPCs/extensions; Plant Variety Rights and regulatory issues (including orphan drug legislation and data protection), to create and deliver innovative, insightful, high quality, client-focused services that provide real commercial value.

Our experience in contentious matters and our awareness of how to manage and take advantage of the procedural and substantive aspects of the law allows us to devise and present a case in the clients’ best interests, including at first instance and appeal level.

For this reason, the attorneys in our group are sought after by corporations from around the world to take on difficult, commercially important cases.

Our chemistry team has particular technical expertise in oil and petrochemical technologies, catalytic processes, polymers and composite materials, food chemistry, natural food supplements, absorbent articles, hydrogen fuel cells, solid state chemistry, catalysts and holographic sensors.

The team worked as sole European attorney with one of the world's seven "supermajor" oil and gas companies for over ten years and one of South East Asia’s largest oil and gas companies since 2008. These successful partnerships have resulted in the Mathys & Squire team being involved with major projects including bio-chemicals and oil exploration.

Members of the team have also handled cases for one of the world’s leading multinational consumer goods companies relating to chemical engineering, including industrial processes for producing personal care compositions such as shower gels and shampoos.

The team is also actively involved in the area of food technology working for clients who specialise in batter coatings and methods for producing cooked and part-cooked foods, clients with a particular emphasis on microwavable products (containers and food compositions), and those working in salt reduction technologies and flavour improving compositions.

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Members of our life sciences and chemistry group are recognised as some of the leading practitioners in their field

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the team 

Harvey Adams
Partner
Peter Arch
Managing Associate
Anthony Ball
Associate
Nadège Beynon
Technical Assistant
Laura Clews
Associate
Olivia Creemer
Associate
Charlie Dempster
Associate
Rosalind Drywood
Managing Associate
Siobhan Durran
Technical Assistant
Jane Evenson
Of Counsel
Stephen Garner
Partner
Bethany Gibbs
Associate
Lauren Gregory
Associate
Anna Gregson
Partner
Philippa Griffin
Partner
Christopher Hamer
Partner
David Hobson
Managing Associate
Ekaterina Langford
Associate
Lianne Leith
Associate
Martin MacLean
Partner
David Miller
Partner
Samantha Moodie
Associate
Matthew Morton
Associate
Amy Nick
Technical Assistant
Monika Rai
Partner
Juliet Redhouse
Managing Associate
Joanna Rowley
Technical Assistant
Toby Simpson
Partner
Michael Stott
Partner
Craig Titmus
Managing Associate
James Wilding
Partner
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