Jane is a Partner, UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. She is a Life Science specialist working with companies to obtain patent protection and providing advice on all aspects of patent strategy. Jane is also experienced in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, where she has represented clients across a range of life science technologies, most notably in relation to biologics, formulations and genetic engineering.
In the transgenic field, Jane has worked for many years with Kymab, handling drafting, multi-jurisdictional patent prosecution and opposition matters at the European Patent Office. This subject matter is of great technical complexity, relating to the technology underlying Kymab’s transgenic mouse platform including gene editing techniques. These cases are coordinated alongside national litigation relevant to Kymab’s antibody discovery platform. Jane also has extensive experience in the cell therapy sector having represented companies such as Athersys and International Stem Cell Corporation in relation to obtaining patent protection for their products.
This experience has led to Jane having a particular interest in genetic engineering technologies and their application in gene and cell therapies, sustainable food technologies and agriculture and she works with both established and start-up companies in these areas. With a PhD in plant sciences, she also works with companies in the burgeoning cannabis sector providing strategy advice and assisting them in navigating the complex situation at the European Patent Office to successfully obtain patent protection.