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.
First Class Masters in chemistry obtained from the University of Warwick. This included a one-year placement at Astrazeneca.
PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of Birmingham. My research related to genes encoding polyketide biosynthesis in Pseudomonas fluorescens.
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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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The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …Read article
WIPR Patents Live is holding a complimentary session on July 20, at 5pm BST/12pm ET, where HGF Partner & Patent Attorney Kieran Killough will present on ‘Protecting medical devices in …Event details
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