Carpmaels & Ransford recognises home-grown talent
Senior Associate promotion announced

The firm congratulates Natalia Wegner-Cribbs on her promotion to Senior Associate.  Natalia, who joined the firm as a graduate trainee in 2011 and qualified as a Chartered and European patent attorney in 2015, is a member of the Life Sciences group at Carpmaels & Ransford.

Natalia’s work focuses on complex biotechnology cases that require a coordinated strategic approach, covering areas including cell therapies, nucleic acid technology and therapeutic proteins. She has particular experience in obtaining and defending key patents in relation to commercially valuable products and technologies, as well as advising on and attacking competitors’ IP. Recently, her work with cell therapy company TiGenix supported the commercialisation of Europe’s first allogeneic stem cell therapy. Natalia has also been closely involved in high profile SPC cases nationally and at the CJEU, and she is able to provide comprehensive and in-depth advice in this area, including for complex biological products such as cell therapies and immunoconjugates.

Speaking about the promotion Mark Chapman, Head of Biotechnology at the firm said: “We are really pleased to announce Natalia’s promotion. Since joining the firm Natalia has developed into an exceptional patent attorney, and is trusted by the firm and its clients to handle some of the most complex patent and SPC matters.”