Dr Fiona Edwards
European Patent Attorney
Fiona's specialist areas of patent practice are predominantly within the pharmaceuticals and bio-related fields.
Fiona has gained extensive practical patent experience during an industrial career spanning over 17 years. Prior to joining HGF Fiona worked for 9 years in the patent department of a large pharmaceutical company where she was responsible for managing the patent portfolios for both marketplace pharmaceutical products and a range of high-value development drug compounds, as well as provision of advice and delivery of protection and patent filing strategies for a variety of development projects. In particular, she was involved in drafting and defending a range of patents in the Viagra portfolio. This broad-ranging expertise, for both commercial products as well as development projects, includes pharmaceutical formulations and delivery systems, combination therapies and new therapeutic uses for pharmaceutical products.
Fiona has a business-centred approach which during her career has enabled her to perform patent drafting with a commercial focus. This has also allowed her to deliver targeted patent advice to clients across a diverse group of industries.
Fiona obtained her BSc and PhD from the University of Strathclyde before entering the patent profession. Her doctoral thesis was directed to developing compounds having pharmaceutical or bio-related potential.