Sophie is client focussed with a wealth of experience working closely with clients to help maximise the value of their patent portfolio. She likes to develop an intimate knowledge of a client’s commercial goals and to provide advice that enables those goals to be met. Having worked with a variety of clients, from university technology transfer companies and SMEs to large multinational companies, Sophie is able to provide support and advice at every stage of the patent process from invention identification through to the development of an appropriate multinational filing and prosecution strategy. She has also assisted with due diligence matters and freedom to operate analyses.
Sophie’s experience extends across the field of chemistry, having worked with a diverse range of technologies including inventions in the areas of inorganic chemistry, materials for use in semiconductors and 3D printing in biochemistry. She has also prosecuted a broad range of pharmaceutical applications, from new chemical entity cases to applications focussed on second medical uses, new dosages and new patient groups.
Her work as a UK and European patent attorney is underpinned by a DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry, investigating the structural and magnetic properties of a variety of solid-state nitrides. Three years working at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, promoting collaboration between academia and industry in the area of materials science, also provided a valuable insight into the research and development undertaken by a range of innovative businesses.