Ekaterina Langford

UK & European Patent Attorney

Kat joined Mathys & Squire in 2012 and works primarily in the field of biotechnology.


Year joined: 2012

Qualifications: MA (Cantab,) MPhil, PhD, EPA, CPA


Kat has experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide as well as more generally in the management of patent portfolios Kat's PhD focused on the molecular mechanism underlying genome packaging in influenza A virus. She now works primarily in the field of biotechnology and molecular biology and has particular experience in the areas of peptides, small molecule pharmaceuticals, vaccines and antibody technology.


Kat has a master's degree in natural sciences, specialising in pathology, and a PhD in virology from the University of Cambridge. She also holds a certificate in intellectual property law from the University of London. She was awarded the GlaxoSmithKline prize for the highest mark in the patent examination.


  •  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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