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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Technical Assistants

Meet the Biotech team

Andreas Theisen
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Annabel Strawson
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Daniel Goodman
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Emily Nikolic
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Greg Ball
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Kerry Fitchett
Senior Associate
Solicitor
Liz McKinley
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Natalia Wegner-Cribbs
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Simon Keevey-Kothari
Senior Associate
Barrister
Stephen Michell
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Susan Hancock
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Alex Fennell
Associate
Patent Attorney
Alexander Wilson
Associate
Patent Attorney
Ella Wells
Associate
Patent Attorney
Emily Chittock
Associate
Patent Attorney
Emma Maiden
Associate
Patent Attorney
Henry Evans
Associate
Patent Attorney
Joanna Rowley
Associate
Patent Attorney
John Snape
Associate
Patent Attorney
Kat Langford
Associate
Patent Attorney
Sam Menzies
Associate
Patent Attorney
Sarah Isherwood
Associate
Patent Attorney
Sarah Mitchell
Associate
Patent Attorney
Susan Howat
Associate
Patent Attorney
Agata Antepowicz
Technical Assistant
Amy Shaw
Technical Assistant
Anais Cassaignau
Technical Assistant
Andreas Hänsele
Technical Assistant
Andrew Wu
Technical Assistant
Ashrafur Rahman
Technical Assistant
Catriona Edwards
Technical Assistant
Corey Chapman
Technical Assistant
Jonathan Lam
Technical Assistant
Lileth Rees
Technical Assistant
Lucy Marshall
Technical Assistant
Madeleine Hooper
Technical Assistant
Megan Leaver
Technical Assistant
Narin Cundy-Hengrung
Technical Assistant
Richard Payne
Technical Assistant
Stephanie Willing
Technical Assistant
Sudarsan Rajagopal
Technical Assistant

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.