Carpmaels & Ransford promotes four new Senior Associates
The promotions will take effect from 1st January 2020

Carpmaels & Ransford has promoted four new Senior Associates across the Chemistry & Materials and Life Sciences groups. The promotions will take effect from 1st January 2020.

Chloe Flower, Daniel Goodman, Paul Kaufman and Susan Hancock all joined the firm as graduate trainees and have gone on to become exceptional patent attorneys.

Chloe Flower’s work within the firm’s Chemistry & Materials group covers a diverse range of subject matter. She has particular experience in laundry technology, contact lenses, oil and gas extraction, ceramic materials, corrosion protection, polymer manufacture and applications, and medical devices. Chloe handles all stages of prosecution and contentious work including defending and attacking patents in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings.

Daniel Goodman works within the life sciences field at Carpmaels & Ransford. He covers a wide range of biotechnological inventions, including therapeutic antibodies, antisense compounds, transgenic animals, vaccine formulations and culture media compositions. Daniel is involved in the prosecution of patent applications globally and in EPO oppositions.

Paul Kaufman specialises in IP for small molecule pharmaceuticals. He handles patents at all stages of the product lifecycle, including those relating to new chemical entities, crystal forms, synthetic processes, formulations and medical uses, as well as patent term extensions (SPCs) for marketed products. He is currently involved in the prosecution of applications worldwide, and several EPO oppositions defending patents that protect blockbuster pharmaceuticals.

Susan Hancock’s practice focuses on obtaining patent protection for commercially valuable products and platform technologies, specializing in cell and gene therapies, genome editing, and cell engineering. Much of her time is spent on contentious matters, attacking and defending patents in opposition and appeal proceedings at the EPO, as well as providing support in UK litigation proceedings. She also has particular experience advising on SPCs, and has handled appeals against SPC refusals across Europe. Susan brings a strong research background to her practice, stemming from doctoral and postdoctoral research, and has technical experience in biotechnology, molecular biology and organic chemistry.

Richard Jackson, Managing Partner, comments:

“Congratulations to Chloe, Daniel, Paul and Susan on their well-deserved promotions. We are pleased to be able to recognise their significant contributions to the firm and the role they will play in further strengthening our Chemistry & Materials and Life Sciences practice groups. We have always been committed to supporting our home-grown talent at Carpmaels & Ransford and these promotions are testament to that.”