Expertise and Experience
Deborah has a technical background in biochemistry and physiology. Her practice spans a wide range of technologies in the life sciences sector including diagnostic methods, gene technology, biomass processing, vaccines, pharmaceutical chemistry and mechanical devices.
Deborah is experienced in the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications at both the UK and European Patent Office. She has also been involved in opposing and defending oppositions to European patents, and providing infringement and freedom to operate advice to clients in a range of technical fields. Her clients include companies from start-ups to multi-nationals, both in the UK and abroad.
Before joining the profession, Deborah studied the effect of the cytokine Interleukin-6 on the gene expression of heat shock proteins, and the relationship with disease severity in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Chartered Patent Attorney 2006
European Patent Attorney 2006
Cert IP Law, Queen Mary College, University of London 2002
MPhil, University College, University of London 2001
BSc, University of Reading 1996