Dr
Richard
Williams

Partner & Patent Attorney

London Office

Telephone. +44(0) 207 776 5100
Mobile. +44(0) 792 177 1931
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Richard has more than 30 years continuous working experience in private practice. He has encountered a broad and varied spectrum of possible situations and scenarios involving all sorts of IP challenges and requirements.

Certain essential elements of patent work align well with Richard's character. He enjoys the sense of chase he gets in fact finding and "stone turning". This means Richard is very adept at peeling back the layers of any matter to get quickly to the heart of it, legally, technically and commercially. He also has a particularly well-honed radar for identifying risk and opportunity, and then a creative imperative and internal driver to match. Richard finds the combinations of these skills serves him well in generating excellent cost effective commercial solutions to whatever patent challenges he is presented with.

Broadly, Richard's technical knowledge and experience comes under IPC codes: A01, A21, A22, A23, A24, A61, B01, B09, B82, C02, C04, C11, C12 (C12N, C12 Q), C13, C25 and C40.

More specifically: CRISPR; gene editing; riboswitches, nucleic acid sequencing; PCR based assays; nucleic acid-based diagnostics; antibodies (therapeutic or diagnostic), immunoaffinity purification; chimeric T cells and therapies; miRNA, siRNA, oncology; biomarkers; bioinformatics; enzymes; epigenetics; modified bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, plants, insects (mosquitoes), fish and fish feed, animals, plant secondary compounds; oligosaccharides; pest control; plant breeding tools; plant protection products; biodegradable packaging; sewage treatments; human pharmaceutical formulations (small molecules, proteins, antibodies); vaccines (anticancer, influenza); medical devices; ocular devices, diagnostics and therapies.

Specialisms

  • Agbio
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioprocessing
  • Diagnostics
  • Gene editing technologies

Industries

  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals

Services

  • Due diligence
  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patents
  • Strategy
  • Transactional IP & commercial support

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


MA

Natural Science (Oxon)

LLM

Patent Litigation (Nottingham Trent)

PHD

Plant Science (Wales)

Recognition

Legal 500

“…excellent knowledge, experience and analytical acumen…”. (Legal 500 - 2011) “…superb…”’ (Legal 500 - 2012)

Conferences: 2019

November 28th 2019

Management Forum: Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2019

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November 28th 2019

IP Protection for Plant Innovation 2019 - Amsterdam

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June 3rd 2019

2019 BIO International Convention - Philadelphia

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