Lionel Newton

Trainee Patent Attorney

Lionel holds a master’s degree in Biotechnology, as well as a PhD in Molecular Biology. Lionel works on a wide variety of technical subjects, specialising in the fields of biotechnology, biochemistry and life sciences. Lionel acts for UK and overseas biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients and academic institutions in patent matters including patent drafting and international prosecution.


Year joined: 2016

Qualifications: BSc, MSc, PhD


Lionel works in the field of biotechnology and biochemistry and has experience with antibody technology, phage display, transgenics, advanced light microscopy and many other techniques associated with molecular biology. He has worked in technology transfer within a university environment, having spent time at a large university-based technology transfer and commercialisation company in London.


Lionel gained a first class bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology at the National University of Ireland, Galway where he ranked top in his year. He went on to receive a MSc with distinction in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Aberdeen, during which time he completed research and development work within a biotechnology spin-out company. He then went on to undertake a PhD in Molecular Biology at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (jointly with the University of Heidelberg), focussing on extracellular signalling during embryonic development. He has spoken at leading international conferences and published work in internationally recognised journals.


  •  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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