Samantha MoodieUK & European Patent Attorney
Sam joined Mathys & Squire in 2011 and qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2015. She has experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide and works primarily in the fields of molecular biology and biotechnology. Sam has an honours degree in biochemistry and a PhD in molecular virology from Imperial College London.
Year joined: 2011
Qualifications: BSc PhD CPA EPA
Sam has extensive experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide in the fields of molecular biology and biotechnology, with a particular focus on nucleic acid-based diagnostics, vaccines, antibody-based therapeutics, stem cell and regenerative technologies and biomarkers for screening and diagnosis. She also has experience in handing offensive and defensive opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, and is responsible for managing a large global patent portfolio for a US-based biopharmaceutical company, including providing validity and freedom-to-operate advice.
Prior to joining the patent profession, Sam worked as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry developing therapeutic antibodies for use in the treatment of cancer and immune system disorders.
Sam has a first class honours degree in biochemistry and a PhD in molecular virology from Imperial College London. Her PhD focused on the identification of host factors involved in the Hepatitis C virus replication cycle through the use of microarray expression profiling and siRNA silencing techniques. Her PhD research was the subject of several international presentations and was published in the Journal of Virology. Sam also holds a certificate in Intellectual Property from the University of London where she gained a Distinction, and was awarded the GSK prize for excellence in patents. Sam also holds a Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation.
Membership & Organisations
Sam is an EPI member and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
- Patent Drafting and Filing
- Patent Enforcement
- Patent Portfolio Management
- Patent Oppositions
- IP Strategy
- Freedom to Operate
- Due Diligence