Hannah Kite


Hannah joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2021 from another London-based IP firm. She works on a wide variety of subject areas in the pharmaceutical field, such as small molecule drugs, cancer therapeutics, drug delivery systems, dosage regimens, medical devices and process chemistry.

The majority of Hannah’s work involves the prosecution of patent applications and oppositions before the European Patent Office.  She also has particular experience in prosecuting patent families in foreign jurisdictions and undertaking freedom-to-operate and validity assessments.

Hannah graduated from the University of Leeds with a first class Master’s degree in Chemistry. During her time at university, Hannah undertook research in the field of crystallisation where her final year Master’s project focused on elucidating the surface structures of polymer substrates that can promote or inhibit crystallisation of pharmaceuticals. She also worked in research and development in the polyurethanes sector of BASF, where she helped develop a low emission injection moulded polyurethane system which led to BASF winning an environmental leadership award for the development of innovative clean technology.

Outside of the office, Hannah enjoys photography, travelling and trying out new recipes.


  • MChem (University of Leeds)