Laura is a contentious IP specialist whose advice covers the full range of intellectual property rights, especially patents and SPCs. She advises across all industries, with a particular emphasis on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals and chemical processes. Her scientific background enables her to give comprehensive legal advice to clients whilst also understanding the technicalities of the dispute.
Laura has extensive experience of advising upon, and coordinating, global pharmaceutical lifecycle management programmes for one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, which involves regulatory issues together with the full range of IP rights, particularly SPCs. Laura has also recently spent time on secondment to the legal in-house department of a leading pharmaceutical company, giving her valuable insight into the pharmaceutical industry and enabling her to bring a strong business approach to her legal advice. Her work often has an international element, regularly requiring her to work alongside lawyers and patent attorneys in other jurisdictions. Laura has significant trial experience in patent revocation and infringement proceedings in the High Court, Court of Appeal and interlocutory applications of all kinds. She has also attended European Patent Office opposition proceedings for clients. Laura is a regular contributor to Bristows’ publications on the topic of SPCs.
- MA Natural Sciences (Materials Science and Metallurgy), University of Cambridge
- Fearon & Co. Prize, Guildford College of Law
- Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Bristol
- Qualified 1992
- Solicitor – Advocate