Biotechnology

Biotechnology – patent & trade mark attorneys

Working with small startups and academic institutions, through to large clients such as Public Health England and Bristol-Myers Squibb, we use our expert technical knowledge to advise and guide our biotechnology clients through all of their intellectual property requirements. 

We offer our clients a complete range of intellectual property services, including evaluation of IP opportunities, global filing and prosecution strategy, drafting, prosecution, opposition, validity, freedom-to-operate, competitor monitoring, and licensing.

Our experts advise on: 

  • pharmaceuticals
  • vaccines
  • diagnostics
  • medical devices
  • healthcare products and services

Work in this sector covers a diverse range of technologies including vaccines relating to TB, meningitis, clostridial neurotoxins, anthrax and polio, rapid assay systems relating to the detection of infectious organisms for efficacy testing of waste treatment processes, viral inhibitors, in vitro expression systems, and microbial fermentation.

A deep understanding of the biotechnology sector

Clients value our detailed approach and deep understanding of the biotechnology field to provide guidance not only as to potential novelty and inventive step in light of the known or identified prior art, but also as to further experimental work or data that may be useful to support robust patent protection worldwide. In some cases, the outcome of this exercise may be a decision not to pursue patent protection.

Members of the group have over two decades of experience and an impressive track record of representing clients in the field of biological sciences in connection with all aspects of IP.  We have recruited the highest calibre people with advanced academic degrees, many with direct industry experience in this sector, which allows us to serve the full spectrum of clients in the biotechnology sector. Our clients know that they are in safe hands when working with our team.

Meet the team

     
  
Get in touch with our biotechnology team
  
     
  
 
 
 
 
0
  characters remaining
 
 
   
 
Robot Verification
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
  

Our commercial understanding of the sector has successfully taken clients from the spin-out stage to multi-million pound funding projects and helped us to secure innovative licensing deals.

Meet the team

Iain Armstrong

Partner

Rebecca Bennett

Technical Assistant

Olivia Creemer

Associate

Benoît Darlot

Technical Assistant

Jessica Eastwood

Associate

Alex Elder

Associate

Hazel Ford

Partner

Stephen Garner

Partner

Anna Gregson

Partner

Philippa Griffin

Partner

Alison Haile

Of Counsel

David Hobson

Partner

Rogen Leung

Associate

Sarah Linnett

Associate

Martin MacLean

Partner

Rachael Martin

Associate

David Miller

Partner

Samantha Moodie

Managing Associate

Brian More

Head of Consulting

Fatema Nasser

Technical Assistant

Lionel Newton

Associate

Lindsay Pike

Technical Assistant

Emma Powell

Technical Assistant

Clare Pratt

Technical Assistant

Juliet Redhouse

Partner

Robin Richardson

Associate

Alexander Robinson

Partner

Mohammed Shafi

Trainee IP Consultant

Craig Titmus

Partner

James Wilding

Partner