Claire joined Bristows as a trainee in 2009 and qualified into the IP Litigation practice in 2011.
Claire is a contentious IP specialist and works in a variety of sectors including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals and consumer electronics. In addition to patent and trade mark infringement and revocation actions, she has assisted with applications for interim and summary relief, pre-action and third party disclosure and permission to appeal in a number of courts including the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. Alongside her contentious practice, she is experienced in advisory work, particularly in the preparation of freedom to operate advice. She also gained commercial experience during her secondment to the in-house legal department of a leading computer games company.
Claire has a particular interest in the Life Sciences sector. Her biochemical background lends itself to the technical aspects of intellectual property matters, particularly in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. She is part of a team of associates who are responsible for a number of global pharmaceutical product co-ordination projects. She regularly works alongside lawyers and patent attorneys in various jurisdictions within Europe, Asia and Australasia.
Claire is co-author of the UK chapter of Intellectual Property Review and has taken an active interest in the new UPC, taking part in both external and internal moots under the new Rules.
- MBiochem Biochemistry, University of Bath
- Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford
- Qualified 2011