My background is primarily in immunology and molecular genetics, but I support a broad range of innovative clients. Whatever the field, I enjoy working at the forefront of technology, applying my scientific and legal knowledge to give clients the edge.
I spent most of my academic life studying immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, and I’ve continued to focus on these areas in my legal career. I joined D Young and Co in 2012, and I’m particularly experienced in sectors relating to antibodies, chimeric antigen receptors, RNAi technologies, vaccines, viral vectors, gene editing technologies, diagnostics, peptides, food technology and nutritional compositions.
I enjoy representing a wide range of clients – from academic institutions and spin-outs to multinational companies. My work for them covers all areas of patent law including drafting, prosecution, oppositions, appeals, freedom to operate and validity opinions, and due diligence.
- BSc (Hons) Biochemistry and Genetics, University of Nottingham.
- Awarded the School of Biology prize for best overall performance, University of Nottingham.
- MSc in Immunology, King's College London.
- PhD in Molecular Genetics (Investigating the Molecular Regulation of Gene Expression in Airway Smooth Muscle), King's College London.
- Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London 2013.
- Chartered Patent Attorney 2016.
- European Patent Attorney 2016.
- Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
- European Patent Institute (epi).
- Pagdin T & Lavender P. MicroRNAs in lung diseases. Thorax. 2012 Feb; 67(2):183.