Mr
Kerry
Rees

Partner & Patent Attorney

London Office

Life sciences

Telephone. +44(0) 207 776 5100
Mobile. +44(0) 788 040 8594
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Kerry’s primary focus is patent drafting, prosecution, opposition and appeals before the European Patent Office but he also has extensive experience in all phases of foreign patent prosecution. He also provides FTO/infringement advice.

He undertakes work in a wide variety of technology areas including pharmaceuticals, biologicals, chemistry and biochemistry, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, immunology and medical devices.

Kerry has a particular interest in food technology, including alt proteins, fermentation, cultured meat and cellular agriculture, food ingredients, food feed and food enzymology, advising a variety of companies at various stages of development on IP strategies to attract funding or IP due diligence in preparing for acquisition, and advising on proactive attacking or defensive strategies in relation to third party IP.

Kerry acts for a wide range of clients including start-ups and investors, research institutions, universities and spin-outs, mid-size companies and international corporations.

Kerry works with private equity and venture capital investors to assess and mitigate IP risks associated with an investment. Kerry particularly enjoys working with investee companies to develop IP strategies which support the business plan and to secure commercially relevant IP whether that be to secure funding or increase growth and market share.

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
Europe


MBIOCHEM

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Oxford

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, University of London

Recognition

Legal 500

Kerry is listed as a "Key Lawyer" in Legal 500.

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Publications

Food technology companies and investors - the value of IP landscape analysis

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Selling a business - Midlands Business Insider

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IP Magazine: Strategies for extending the life of patents

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Food technology companies and investors – the value of IP landscape analysis

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The importance of IP due diligence when preparing for sale

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Conferences: 2022

December 6th 2022

BVCA Annual Healthcare Conference

Attended

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October 6th 2022

BVCA Annual Summit

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September 22nd 2022

Future FoodTech 2022

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Conferences: 2021

May 18th 2021

IP & data protection for alternative proteins: how to protect your products in the EU

Speaker

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Conferences: 2020

December 2nd 2020

Alternative Dairy Conference 2020

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November 20th 2020

Jefferies 2020 London Healthcare Conference

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September 11th 2020

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst webinar; Intellectual Property: Are you infringing?

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September 2nd 2020

Alt Protein Conference - Transforming the Future of Food

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CSR

Kerry mentors our trainee attorneys in preparation for their professional examinations.

Kerry is an active participant in HGF’s community outreach programme.

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