Lindsay Pike

Technical Assistant

Trainee Patent Attorney

BSc, PhD, PGCert

Lindsay has been a member of the life sciences and chemistry team at Mathys & Squire since September 2021, having started training as a patent attorney with another private practice firm in January 2020. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and is interested in a wide range of technologies, including antibodies, CAR-T cells, gene therapy, microbial-based inventions such as probiotics, and genetically-modified plants.

Since starting her training, Lindsay has gained experience in patent drafting, prosecution and opposition of patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide. She has worked on cases from a variety of clients, including multinational companies, SMEs and academic institutions, across the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. She has experience in inventions relating to gene therapies, antibodies, vaccines, chimeric antigen receptors, genetically-modified plants, food enzymes, and even anti-wrinkle creams (amongst others).

Lindsay has studied human, microbial and plant genetics as part of her BSc genetics at Cardiff University (2015), when she also gained experience in rare plant genetics research for conservation purposes at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. She then completed a PhD in microbiology and genomics at the University of Cambridge (2020), and a PGCert in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London (2021).

Her doctoral research involved identifying novel bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes from the intestinal microbiome.

Lindsay is a student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the European Patent Institute (EPI).