Zoe is a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team who specialises in patent litigation, particularly in the life sciences sector. Zoe has litigated before the UK High Court and Court of Appeal in relation to DNA sequencing technology, pharmaceutical products, processes for manufacture, medical devices and catalysts used in the conversion of gas to liquids.
Zoe’s experience includes advising on patent enforcement and defence strategies in relation to small molecule pharmaceuticals and biologics. During her career, Zoe has assisted clients with a variety of patents, including formulation, process and second medical use patents. She also has experience of managing parallel patent litigation across Europe and Asia.
Zoe joined Carpmaels & Ransford from a Magic Circle firm before which, Zoe trained and practised for 6 years at one of London’s leading IP firms. Zoe has a degree in Natural Sciences (Biological), specialising in cellular and molecular biology, from the University of Cambridge. Zoe’s Part II project was focussed on studying the development of the epidermis in C. elegans using RNAi.
Outside of work, Zoe loves spending time outdoors and being active – anything from going for a good walk to sailing down on the south coast. Zoe also speaks Spanish and is itching to go back to South America.
- MA Natural Sciences (Biological) (University of Cambridge)
- Postgraduate Diploma in IP Law & Practice (University of Oxford)
- Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Advocacy) (SRA)
- Pfizer, Regeneron, Janssen v Amgen (bispecific antibodies – patent validity)
- Illumina v MGI (DNA sequencing technology – patent infringement and validity)
- Becton Dickinson v B Braun (IV catheters – patent validity)
- Silence Therapeutics v Alnylam & The Medicines Co. (RNAi therapeutics – patent validity and infringement)
- Synthon v Teva (process for manufacture – patent validity)