MA, PhD (Cantab), Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Certificate in IP Law
Stephen joined the firm in 2008. He graduated from Cambridge University with a first class degree in Natural Sciences (Genetics). During his studies he picked up a series of college prizes and scholarships, culminating in the university J. M. Thoday prize for Genetics for the highest aggregate mark in his final year, and as a result was also awarded the Emmanuel College Master and Tutors’ Prize.
Stephen stayed on at Cambridge to undertake his PhD studies in the field of biocatalysis, with a side focus on prokaryotic expression systems. This project was funded by a BBSRC CASE studentship, and so allowed Stephen to gain insights into working in the pharmaceuticals industry during his year-long placement with DowPharma. Following his PhD, Stephen worked for Domantis, now part of GSK, on domain antibody biological therapeutics.
Stephen is a qualified UK patent attorney, and was awarded the prestigious Gill Prize for achieving the highest aggregate mark in his final exams and also a Michael Jones Prize for achieving the highest mark in the finals level patent prosecution paper. Earlier in his career, Stephen was also awarded the Bill Caro Prize for highest aggregate mark in the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London.
Stephen continues his interests in biological therapeutics (including both antibody and non-antibody scaffolds), biocatalysis and systems for expression and recombination through his case portfolio at Carpmaels & Ransford.
Outside of work, Stephen enjoys snowboarding and listening to live music.