Dr
Jennifer
Bailey

Patent Director

Birmingham Office

Chemistry

Telephone. +44(0) 121 265 7930
Mobile. +44(0) 778 722 3340
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Jennifer is an experienced European Patent Attorney and Chartered Patent Attorney (UK), having practised in the field of Intellectual Property for over 10 years.

With an academic background in both chemistry and molecular biology, Jennifer’s technical expertise spans a wide range of sectors including life sciences, chemistry, materials and food science. From her PhD days studying secondary metabolite biosynthesis in bacteria, Jennifer has a keen interest in microbiology, and has handled inventions relating to microbial cell culture, recombinant protein expression, antimicrobials, plasmids, bacteriophage, CRISPR technology, biomarkers and diagnostic assays. With her chemistry hat on, Jennifer has represented clients in fields ranging from nucleic acid synthesis to foundry, confectionery to magnetic compositions, and pharmaceuticals to wound care.

Jennifer enjoys building long-term relationships with her clients to gain an understanding of both their technology and commercial goals, in order to help them maximise the value of patents to their businesses. Having worked with multi-national corporations, SMEs and Universities, Jennifer understands, and seeks pragmatic solutions to, the tensions that can exist between patents and other commercial and academic pressures. She also believes in empowering innovators to make the best use of IP as a business asset, and frequently delivers training to her clients to raise awareness of the benefits and pitfalls of IP.

Jennifer is experienced in invention capture and filing strategy, global patent prosecution, managing worldwide portfolios, and advising on freedom-to-operate. Jennifer has also represented clients in numerous EPO Opposition and Appeal proceedings, particularly in the food and drink sector.

Specialisms

  • Food science
  • Material science

Industries

  • Food & drink icon Food & drink
  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals

Services

  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Searching & competitor monitoring
  • Strategy
  • Utility models

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


MCHEM

First Class Masters in chemistry obtained from the University of Warwick. This included a one-year placement at Astrazeneca.

PHD

PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of Birmingham. My research related to genes encoding polyketide biosynthesis in Pseudomonas fluorescens.

Recognition

MIP Rising Star 2019

IP STARS is the leading resource for companies or individuals looking for experienced legal practitioners for contentious and non-contentious IP advice.

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Publications

Patent filings reveal companies embracing microalgae for sustainable foods

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Battle over beer patents brewing at the European Patent Office

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UK Supreme Court invalidates Regeneron's transgenic mouse patents for lack of sufficiency

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Life science patents: More than drugs

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Intellectual assets: at the heart of what you do

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Battle over beer patents brewing at the European Patent Office

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Patents as research tools in the fight against Covid-19

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Microbes from milk

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Patent filings reveal companies embracing microalgae for sustainable foods

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UK Supreme Court invalidates Regeneron’s transgenic mouse patents for lack of sufficiency

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Conferences: 2020

October 16th 2020

Birmingham Tech Week 2020 - Lean IP Strategy

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September 2nd 2020

Alt Protein Conference - Transforming the Future of Food

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March 10th 2020

Pharmabiotics 2020

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CSR

Jennifer has previously tutored on CIPA’s Patent Adminstrator Course, as well as mentoring course participants. She also enjoys mentoring trainee patent attorneys and delivering tutorials to help trainees prepare for their final patent examinations. In addition, Jennifer has delivered IP lectures to students as part of their PhD programmes at the University of Birmingham.

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