Maureen is involved in prosecution and opposition of European patents, working principally in the consumer products, polymer chemistry, pharmaceuticals and industrial chemical processes sectors. She is also involved in portfolio management for a range of patent families, resulting in valuable experience in patent protection outside of Europe. As part of her training here at Carpmaels & Ransford, Maureen obtained a distinction in the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London.
Maureen graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry), having studied a diverse range of subjects across organic, physical and inorganic chemistry. During her time at Cambridge, she completed a summer research project focusing on a fragment-based approach for enzyme inhibitors in the laboratory of Prof. Chris Abell, specifically studying SMYD3, a methyl transferase epigenetic target. This allowed her to gain valuable insight into a variety of biophysical screening techniques such as fluorescence-based thermal shift, mass spectrometry, scaffold expansion and NMR spectroscopy.
Outside of the office, Maureen enjoys practicing yoga and attending a local book club. She is fluent in French, and likes to stay up to date through French cinema and podcasts.
- BA Natural Sciences (Cambridge)
- Certificate in IP Law (Queen Mary University of London)