Bethany is both a UK and European patent attorney, with experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide for a broad range of clients, ranging from universities and start-ups to large multinational corporations. As part of her role before joining Kilburn & Strode, she contributed her invaluable knowledge to the tech transfer team during a secondment to a prestigious London university’s commercialisation office, where she was instrumental in assessing the commercial viability of research projects and new start-ups, as well as developing prosecution strategies in line with the company’s business goals.
Having gained experience in a variety of chemical fields, her particular focus is on pharmaceuticals and consumer products, where she combines her practical experience with her commercial savvy to bring value to her clients’ portfolios.
Before joining the patent profession and during her MChem degree in Chemistry at Durham University, Bethany explored her interest in materials chemistry through a research project focussed on the synthesis and characterisation of solid-state forms of pharmaceutical products. Wanting to develop a deeper understanding of synthetic chemistry with biological applications, Bethany undertook a PhD at Imperial College London developing contrast agents for dual-modal biomedical imaging, with particular emphasis on the functionalisation of nanoparticles and microbubbles and their use in ultrasound, MRI, PET and fluorescence imaging.


MChem Chemistry– Durham University (2013)
PhD in Chemistry – Imperial College London (2017)
Chartered UK Patent Attorney (2021)
European Patent Attorney (2021)


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) 
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI) 

Neuron labeling with rhodamine-conjugated Gd-based MRI contrast agents delivered to the brain via focused ultrasound
Development of 68Ga-labelled Ultrasound Microbubbles for Whole-body PET Imaging
Probing T1–T2 interactions and their imaging implications through a thermally responsive nanoprobe
Gadolinium and Platinum in Tandem: Real-time Multi-Modal Monitoring of Drug Delivery by MRI and Fluorescence Imaging
Optically and acoustically triggerable sub-micron phase-change contrast agents for enhanced photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging
Gallium and Functionalized-Porphyrins Combine to Form Potential Lysosome-Specific Multimodal Bioprobes
Niclosamide methanol solvate and niclosamide hydrate: structure, solvent inclusion mode and implications for properties
Furosemide Cocrystals: Structures, Hydrogen Bonding, and Implications for Properties

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