Ellie obtained her MSci degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge before completing a Wellcome Trust funded DPhil programme in Structural Biology at the University of Oxford. Ellie’s DPhil project focussed on using protein X-ray crystallography and other biophysical techniques to analyse developmental signalling complexes. Her DPhil research led to publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals and she also received a graduate research prize from Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Medicine.
Ellie joined J A Kemp in 2015. She works in our London office and is a part-qualified patent attorney. In 2017 Ellie was awarded the Bill Caro Prize for achieving the highest overall mark in the Queen Mary Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law examinations.
Ellie works with US attorney firms and also with a number of UK-based biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Her cases cover a broad range of subject matter, including small molecule drugs, cell culture methods, drug delivery systems and stem cell technologies. In particular, Ellie has experience handling cases in the fields of diagnostics and personalised medicine, for example related to protein-based biosensors and methods for biomarker detection and analysis. Ellie’s work focusses primarily on European prosecution, but she has also drafted a number of patent applications and coordinated filings and prosecution around the world. Ellie has also assisted with a number of Opposition and Appeal cases and attended oral proceedings at the European Patent Office.
In her spare time Ellie enjoys open water swimming and hiking, and also attends weekly German language classes.
University of Cambridge, Masters Degree in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry); University of Oxford, Dphil in Structural Biology
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London
Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)