I joined the profession in 2001 and I am a European and UK Chartered Patent Attorney. I was a Partner at two leading international IP firms before joining Lewis Silkin in 2023.
I handle the preparation, prosecution, and post grant proceedings for the British, European, and PCT patent systems. I have also co-ordinated the prosecution, maintenance, and exploitation of world-wide patent portfolios including providing strategic IP advice to entrepreneurs, start-ups, and angel investors. I also have extensive experience with contentious IP matters and opposition proceedings including up to appeal level. Over time, I have also lectured on various topics of European Patent Law at international conferences.
Before entering the profession, I completed a Master of Chemistry degree and my research project specialised in the use of calixarenes in metal-based catalysis. However, I work with a wide range of technologies and my areas of expertise are in the field of medical technology including implants, laboratory equipment, analytical devices, prosthetics, formulations, and drug delivery mechanisms. I have also gained considerable experience in the automotive field, aircraft design, automated manufacturing systems, and CleanTech.