Dr
Laurence
Gainey

Patent Director

Manchester Office

Life sciences

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Mobile. +44(0) 778 545 8684
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Laurence is a highly-experienced European and UK qualified patent attorney with over 25 years’ experience handling pharmaceutical and biotechnology subject matter. He has successfully managed patent portfolios on a variety of biotechnology subject matter, including diagnostic tools and targets, personalised healthcare (PHC), antisense oligonucleotide molecules, peptide and antibody (e.g. polyclonal, monoclonal, bispecific and conjugated) therapeutics, as well as handling the IP for small molecule discovery and high profile on sale pharmaceutical products, some with greater than $1bn annual sales.

After gaining a PhD in molecular biology from Reading University, Laurence joined a small biotechnology company to work in the laboratory on virus-based antigen delivery systems. After a couple of years, he moved internally to train as a patent attorney. In the same year as qualifying as European patent attorney Laurence joined the in-house patent department of AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Ltd. where he worked for over 18 years before joining HGF’s Manchester office as a Patent Director in September 2017.

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


BSC

Cell and Molecular Biology

PHD

Molecular Biology - Reading University

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Certificate in Intellectual Property Law - Queen Mary University of London

Publications

Personalised drug patenting in Europe

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T0694/16 - New EPO Technical Board of Appeal decision regarding personalised healthcare inventions

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MBL Webinar entitled "Patent Due Diligence - The Fundamental Portfolio Checks Required"

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Chapter "Patent Considerations When Embarking on New Antisense Drug Programs" for the Open Access book "Antisense RNA Design, Delivery, and Analysis". "

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Conferences: 2022

June 27th 2022

Webinar: A comparison of IP Practice in EU, US and JP for new medical use and method of treatment patenting

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Conferences: 2021

January 14th 2021

HGF IP in Healthcare Virtual Conference 2021

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Conferences: 2019

October 17th 2019

Seminar: Strategies and updates on patenting inventions relating to personalised medicine in Europe and the US - Basel

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