Isobel is a UK and European Patent Attorney, with extensive experience in the profession, having trained and qualified at a large firm of patent attorneys in London. She first worked with IP Asset in 2015 and then moved to become a partner in one of the UK’s top tier firms. Isobel has now returned, and is heading up the Chemistry department at IP Asset.
Isobel has a strong academic background, having received a First Class Masters degree in Natural Sciences from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, specialising in Chemistry. This background enables Isobel to truly get to grips with client’s technical innovations. The advice she provides to clients is far from academic, however. Isobel provides commercially focussed, pragmatic and relevant IP advice, which enables her clients to manage their portfolios in an effective and cost-effective manner.
Isobel has worked for clients of all sizes, from large corporates to smaller UK based firms, as well as acting for private inventors and investors. Isobel is particularly enjoying building a local client-base out of IP Asset’s Oxford office. She advises on the strategic use of IP as a commercial tool and the management of IP portfolios. Her work often involves drafting and filing patent applications, patent prosecution, and providing freedom to operate opinions and due diligence. She also has extensive experience of representing clients in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. She has procured Supplementary Protection Certificates on several medically authorised products in the UK.
Isobel has been involved in a diverse range of technologies in the life sciences field including drug delivery, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and protein, nucleic acid and polysaccharide chemistry. She also has extensive experience of chemical fields including printing ink compositions, polymer chemistry and laundry and dishwasher detergents.
Outside of work Isobel is kept busy by her three young daughters. She has travelled extensively in the past and nowadays in spare moments she enjoys walking and cycling in the local countryside.