Natalia Wegner-Cribbs

Natalia specialises in complex biotechnological subject matter, in particular nucleic acid technologies, cell therapies and antibody-based drugs. She handles large portfolios of interconnected European prosecution and opposition cases that require a coordinated strategic approach and often involve multiple parties and associated ongoing or looming national litigation. Natalia has particular experience of obtaining and defending key patents in relation to commercially valuable products and platform technologies, and advising in the context of due diligence and freedom to operate. A large part of Natalia’s work also involves advising on SPCs, including an ongoing high profile case at the CJEU for a blockbuster cancer drug.

Natalia has a PhD in Immunology from Imperial College London, awarded for studies on the mechanisms of autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis. Natalia has gained additional research experience as part of her MRes in Biochemical Research at Imperial College London, which she completed with Distinction and top of her class. She also holds a First Class BSc in Biochemistry from the Technical University Munich and was a scholar of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, one 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 walking and playing the clarinet.

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