Sophie-Beth is a Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in the biotechnology and life sciences fields with particular specialist knowledge in immunotherapy, antibodies, cancer therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics. She has extensive experience advising a range of clients including first-time inventors, start-ups and SME's to large established corporations and overseas associates.
Sophie-Beth acts before the UKIPO, EPO and WIPO. Her work includes drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications, post-grant opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO and matters relating to IP due diligence. Sophie-Beth focuses on providing commercially relevant, pragmatic advice to clients in line with their business objectives and is proactive in coordinating the strategic planning and management of clients' patent portfolios.
Sophie-Beth is a member of the HGF Venture team with Kerry Rees and provides IP due diligence service to life science investors. Consequently, Sophie-Beth also works with early stage companies to help them align their IP strategies with their business plan to maximise the return on investment.
Sophie-Beth graduated with a first class degree in Pharmacology from the University of Bath. As part of her degree, she spent a year working at a leading biopharmaceutical company, UCB. Sophie-Beth then went on to gain a PhD in Metabolic Biochemistry from University College London. Her research focused on the genetic and biochemical mechanisms responsible for the central folate deficiency associated with mitochondrial disorders.
MPharmacol (Hons) in Pharmacology
PhD in Metabolic Biochemistry
Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
Certificate in Basic Litigation Skills
HGF is a silver sponsor of LSPN Europe 2022 on 29th November in London. This event will explore some of the biggest challenges facing the Life Sciences Patent Community right now …Event details
HGF is a premium sponsor of the pro-manchester Health Tech conference on Friday 9th December. This conference looks at exploring what new and innovative ideas have been developed in the past …Event details
From 1 November 2022, the EPO has announced changes to the procedure for remedying patent applications that contain parts that have been included erroneously and updated the procedure for filing …Read article
HGF is hosting a webinar on 10th November to discuss ‘Basics and news about Unified Patent Court’. Date 10th November, 2022 Time 14:00 – approx. 15:30 (CET) About the webinar …Event details
HGF is a gold sponsor of the Technology Patent Network Conference on Thursday 3rd November 2022 in San Jose. This conference looks at bringing together the industry’s most innovative companies …Event details
IIPLA 2022 USA is a two-day conference event taking place in Las Vegas on 10-11 October. Experts on Intellectual Property will share the stage to share fresh perspectives, data-driven approaches, …Event details
HGF hosted a webinar on 25th October to discuss ‘Litigating in the Unified Patent Court’. Date 25th October, 2022 Time Session 1 – 7:00 (BST) / 8:00 (CEST) / 15:00 …Event details
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