Kevin joined Carpmaels & Ransford and the Life Sciences team in 2017 as a trainee patent attorney, having previously trained at another London-based firm. His principle focus is in patent prosecution and the management of global patent portfolios for a number of companies. He also has experience in patent drafting, as well as assisting in freedom-to-operate opinions, diligence exercises and contentious matters before the EPO.
Prior to joining the profession, Kevin graduated from the University of Leeds with 1st class honours in Biochemistry, receiving the Frank Happold prize for placing top of his year. He stayed in Leeds to conduct his doctoral research after winning a prestigious Wellcome Trust-funded scholarship, where his work combined biophysics and cell biology to investigate cytotoxic mechanisms of protein misfolding diseases. Kevin’s research led to numerous peer-reviewed publications, including a first author paper in PNAS.
Following a brief post-doc, where he helped develop a range of non-antibody peptide display scaffolds as alternative cancer therapeutics, Kevin left the lab to pursue a career in patent law.
Outside of work, Kevin’s time is dominated (in an enjoyable way!) by his young family, but he still finds time for the occasional game of tennis.
- BSc Biochemistry (Leeds)
- PhD (Leeds)
- Certificate in IP Law (Queen Mary University of London)