Bringing over 20 years’ experience in private practice, Karen specialises in the fields of life sciences and pharmaceuticals. Having started her career in London, she joined HGF in 2010 and enjoys being an active member of the biotech and chemical teams in the Manchester office.
Karen’s experience covers a wide range of biotechnological and biopharmaceutical subject matter including nucleic acid and peptide based therapeutics. She has a particular interest in SPCs, and her practice includes filing and prosecution of SPC applications in both the medicinal and agrochemical fields.
In the course of her career, she has worked with a variety of clients, including universities, SMEs and large multi-nationals, providing guidance in patent prosecution before the EPO and internationally, as well as advice relating to patentability, freedom to operate, and SPC filings.
Karen holds an MA in Natural Sciences (Biological), and an MPhil in Biotechnology, both from the University of Cambridge. Her MPhil research investigated the genetic basis for the microbial degradation of cocaine.
Natural Sciences (Cantab)
Queen Mary and Westfield College Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
MPhil Biotechnology (Cantab)
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