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, 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.