Sarah joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2014 as a Trainee Patent Attorney. She is involved in prosecution and portfolio management for a range of patent families, including foreign prosecution across a breadth of jurisdictions. Sarah has assisted in both UK litigation and EPO opposition cases.
Sarah graduated from Christ Church College, University of Oxford with a first class degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry specialising in Virology and Immunology. Her final year project involved identifying and characterising the thymic GSL profile of mice and developing a novel in vitro binding assay to assess the in vivo CD1d ligand pool. She also investigated the role CD1d plays in the neuronal dysfunction associated with Sandhoff disease. She was awarded the Gibbs prize by the University for the highest graded dissertation in her academic year.
After graduating, Sarah worked in a variety of roles within consumer marketing and strategy at Diageo PLC, ultimately working in the Innovation and Product Development teams before joining Carpmaels & Ransford.
Outside of work, Sarah is a keen scuba diver and amateur underwater photographer, though strictly in tropical waters. She loves to travel to exotic locations where she can photograph something unusual. She also loves to cook and even more to bake, which tends to go down well with other members of the team.
- MBiochem (University of Oxford)
- European Patent Attorney
- CertIP Certificate in Intellectual Property Law