Andrea Hadfield


Andrea joined Mathys & Squire in 2018 following her time as a Biochemistry lecturer at the University of Bristol, training to be a patent attorney and working another private practice firm. 


Year joined: 2018

Qualifications: MA (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), Cert IP, EPA


Andrea works in all areas of the life sciences and has experience working for a wide range of clients, including universities, spin-outs, SMEs and multinational corporate clients. After doing Postdocs in the US, Andrea lectured in Biochemistry at the University of Bristol for 13 years and also worked at a drug discovery company before training to be a patent attorney.


Andrea graduated from the University of Oxford with an honours degree in Physics and went on to get a DPhil in Structural Biology also from the University of Oxford. Her research focused on exploring how enzymes and viruses work at a molecular level, including the binding of reaction intermediates and drug leads using techniques including time resolved crystallography. More recently Andrea gained a Certificate in Intellectual Property law from Queen Mary, University of London.

Membership & Organisations

Andrea is a student member of CIPA and a full member of the EPI. She is also a member of the Biochemical Society and the British Crystallographic Association.

Recent Work

Andrea joined Mathys and Squire in 2018 having worked previously for another private practice firm. She has experience in drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide, and in post-grant opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO, and handles work in all areas of the life sciences.


  • Patent Applications

  • Patent Drafting and Filing
  • Patent Enforcement
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Patent Oppositions
  • IP Strategy
  • Commercialisation
  • Freedom to Operate
  • Due Diligence
  • Licensing

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