Stephen Michell

Senior Associate

Stephen enjoys helping large and small biotechnology clients obtain and defend patents relating to a range of technologies.  In recent years, his work has focused on influenza and malaria vaccines, antibody therapeutics for treating osteoporosis and Parkinson’s disease, antisense drugs, bone repair scaffolds and enzyme replacement therapies for rare diseases.  He spends much of his time coordinating European and global prosecution of patent portfolios, and handling opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.

Stephen graduated from King’s College, University of Cambridge with a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences.  He specialised in biochemistry, having also studied a range of other subjects along the way, including chemistry, cell biology, genetics, pathology and evolution and behaviour.  During his time at Cambridge, he undertook research projects relating to quorum sensing in bacterial pathogens and fruit fly centriolar proteins, and he spent some time working at both the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and the Gurdon Institute.

Stephen joined the firm in 2012, having worked in another private practice firm since 2007.  He qualified as a European Patent Attorney and a UK Patent Attorney in 2011.

In his spare time, Stephen plays drums in a funk band and enjoys travelling to explore new places.


  • MSci and MA Natural Sciences (University of Cambridge)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney