D Young & Co’s patent group welcomes new partner hire Jennifer O’Farrell

D Young & Co LLP is pleased to announce the recruitment of Partner Jennifer O’Farrell to the firm’s biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals patent group. Jennifer’s arrival strengthens the firm’s capability in the fields of immunology, molecular biology, biotechnology and biochemistry and responds directly to the needs of our clients. Based at the firm’s London office, Jennifer’s work will include prosecuting patent applications before the EPO and UKIPO, defending and challenging patents before the Opposition Divisions and Appeal Boards of the EPO, and co-ordinating worldwide patent portfolios and filing SPC applications.

Jennifer is a member of the UK BioIndustry Association’s (BIA) Cell & Gene Therapy Advisory Committee and regularly speaks at both biotech industry and patent events. IAM Patent 1000 has described Jennifer as “a fantastic IP communicator who pairs her elite EPO oppositions practice with appearances at a variety of industry lectures and events” and confirms that her ability “to liaise with inventors and capture the essence of new technologies in clear, concise language is very impressive”.

Dr Charles Harding, D Young & Co biotech team Partner, comments:

We are delighted to welcome Jennifer to our partnership. She demonstrates great client focus as well as a drive for developing the firm’s practice as well as her own practice and the potential of the team around her.

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About the D Young & Co patent group

D Young & Co has one of the most respected and largest patent teams in Europe, providing a full range of patent services including patent drafting, filing and prosecution, and representing clients at oppositions and appeals. Attorneys are highly qualified in a broad range of technological fields and often either worked in industry or with in-house legal departments and so have a truly commercial perspective:

About D Young & Co

D Young & Co is a leading intellectual property law firm with offices in London, Munich and Southampton. Clients are diverse and international, including academic institutions, blue-chip and global organisations, research institutes, start-up companies and SMEs, and spanning all industry sectors and technologies. The firm is ranked as a top tier IP firm by The Legal 500, Chambers UK, World Trade Mark Review (WTR 1000), IAM Patent 1000, IP Stars (Managing IP) and the Financial Times.