Elizabeth Taylor


Elizabeth is a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team with a primary focus on life sciences patent litigation. She has experience of litigation in the High Court (including under the Shorter Trials Scheme) and the UPC, as well as the coordination of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes across Europe and the US. Elizabeth has worked on a range of life sciences cases involving biologics (monoclonal and bispecific antibodies), vaccines and small molecules. Through her work on these matters, she has experience of many aspects of patent litigation including validity and infringement issues, preliminary injunctions, stay of proceedings, issue estoppel, disclosure (including in Europe and US 1782 proceedings), fact evidence and the intersection of patent law and competition law. She has also worked on matters relating to the validity and infringement of SPCs.

Elizabeth has a background in the biological sciences. She studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, followed by a masters in neuroscience at the University of Oxford. Before joining Carpmaels in 2023, Elizabeth spent five years at a Magic Circle firm. During that time, she was seconded to DeepMind Technologies (now Google DeepMind) for six months where she worked on a wide range of commercial and IP matters relating to AI technology.

Outside work, Elizabeth has a keen interest in music and loves playing the piano. She also enjoys gardening and walking her golden retriever in the local woodland.


  • MA, Natural Sciences (University of Cambridge)
  • MSc, Neuroscience (University of Oxford)
  • Diploma in IP Law and Practice (University of Oxford)
  • Solicitor