Biotechnology

Carpmaels & Ransford has been at the forefront of the biotech industry from its inception

Biotechnology

An exceptional team trusted with the most important of biotech cases

Our Biotechnology team is recognised internationally for its breadth and depth of expertise. We have been at the forefront of the biotech industry since its inception. Now, as then, we are the first choice for top quality European IP advice. Our team is filled with specialist attorneys of unrivalled experience, who are supported by technical assistants of the highest calibre. We take pride in our accessibility, our responsiveness and in our bespoke strategic advice. We are a large team, and our collective experience is diverse. Together, we consistently deliver outstanding results for our clients.

Products on which our attorneys have worked in recent years include ABRAXANE®, AVONEX®, BEXSERO®, DARZALEX®, DUPIXENT®, FLUCELVAX®, FORSTEO®, HUMIRA®, IDELVION®, LONQUEX®, PRALUENT®, RESPREEZA®, SIMPONI®, SPINRAZA®, STELARA®, TAKHZYRO®, TREMFYA®, WAYLIVRA®, and numerous others.

Whatever our client’s product or service, we offer an attorney or team who will understand the technology and its commercial context.

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Partners
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Senior Associates
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Associates
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Technical Assistants

Meet the Biotech team

Andreas Theisen
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Anna Leathley
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Annabel Strawson
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Daniel Goodman
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Jens Grabenstein
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Liz McKinley
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Natalia Wegner-Cribbs
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Stephen Michell
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Susan Hancock
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Tanja Preissner
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Chris Mercer
Consultant
Patent & Trade Mark Attorney
Alex Fennell
Associate
Patent Attorney
Emily Nikolic
Associate
Patent Attorney
Greg Ball
Associate
Patent Attorney
Henry Evans
Associate
Patent Attorney
Jack Shepherd
Associate
Patent Attorney
Joanna Rowley
Associate
Patent Attorney
John Snape
Associate
Sarah Kent
Associate
Patent Attorney
Sarah Mitchell
Associate
Patent Attorney
Agata Antepowicz
Technical Assistant
Amy Shaw
Technical Assistant
Andreas Hänsele
Technical Assistant
Andrew Wu
Technical Assistant
Catriona Edwards
Technical Assistant
Ella Wells
Technical Assistant
Technical Assistant
Emily Chittock
Technical Assistant
Emma Maiden
Technical Assistant
Henry Lin
Technical Assistant
Imogen Cawley
Technical Assistant
Jonathan Neve
Technical Assistant
Lileth Rees
Technical Assistant
Lucy Marshall
Technical Assistant
Madeleine Hooper
Technical Assistant
Narin Hengrung
Technical Assistant
Richard Payne
Technical Assistant
Sam Menzies
Technical Assistant
Sarah Isherwood
Technical Assistant
Sudarsan Rajagopal
Technical Assistant
Susan Howat
Technical Assistant
October
2014

Successful defence of LEO Pharma’s patent opposed by multiple generics companies at the EPO

This event was particularly noteworthy because the same patent had been revoked only weeks before in the English High Court in Teva UK Ltd and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd v LEO Pharma A/S and LEO Laboratories Ltd [2014] EWHC 3096 (Pat).

Ultimately, the Court of Appeal followed the Opposition Division’s conclusions and overturned its lower Court.