Natalia Wegner-Cribbs
Senior Associate

Natalia specialises in complex biotechnological subject matter, in particular cell and gene therapies, nucleic acid technologies, antibody-based drugs and engineered therapeutic proteins. She handles mainly European prosecution and opposition cases that require a coordinated strategic approach and often involve multiple parties and associated ongoing or looming disputes. Natalia has particular experience obtaining and defending key patents in relation to commercially valuable products and technologies, as well as advising on and attacking competitors’ IP. A large part of Natalia’s work also involves advising on SPCs, and she has been closely involved in high profile SPC litigation nationally and at the CJEU.

Natalia has a PhD in Immunology from Imperial College London, on top of an MRes with Distinction in Biochemical Research from Imperial College London and a First Class BSc in Biochemistry from the Technical University Munich, Germany. She is an alumni of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, the DAAD and the Hans Weisser Foundation, some of Germany’s most prestigious academic sponsors. Natalia joined Carpmaels & Ransford as a trainee in 2011 and qualified as a Chartered and European patent attorney in 2015, and additionally obtained the IP Litigation Certificate in 2016.

Natalia is fluent in English and German, and has basic knowledge of Russian and French. In her spare time, Natalia enjoys the outdoors.

Qualifications
  • BSc Biochemistry (Technical University Munich)
  • MRes Biochemical Research (Imperial College London)
  • PhD Immunology (Imperial College London)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate