Lady Lisa Markham, known as Lisa Brown has a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in mammalian metabolism and toxicology. She entered the patent profession after gaining her doctorate from the University of Surrey in conjunction with ICIs Pharmaceutical Division. She has post-doctoral research experience and was a toxicology adviser in Occupational Health at ICI’s Agrochemical Division. Lisa is a member of the British Toxicology Society.
Lisa’s professional interests are principally in the areas of biotechnology. She specialises in drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to gene therapy, diagnostic markers for cancer, candidate therapeutic screening techniques, transplant products, dental products, transgenic plants and animals and medical device patents. Lisa’s clients are wide ranging, including international corporations, SMEs, universities, spin-outs and start-up companies.
Lisa has an enviable reputation in handling complex patent administrative issues such as the restoration of patent rights that have been dropped by third parties. She also has a particular interest in inventorship issues.
Lisa entered the patent profession in 1996 and in 1998 she joined the Leeds office of Harrison Goddard Foote. She qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2002.