Nicola has experience of patent work across a diverse range of biotechnology and life sciences subject matter, including antibody engineering and therapeutics, protein and peptide therapies, diagnostics, bioinformatics, personalised medicine and vaccines.
Nicola has experience of developing patent filing and prosecution strategies and providing advice on potential infringement in a range of cases for UK, US, Europe and Japan-based clients.
Recent work Nicola has been involved with includes cases in pharmacogenetics, diagnostic, prognostic and disease susceptibility markers and gene therapy.
Nicola works for British applicants and overseas attorney firm clients doing UK and European patent prosecution, and coordinating worldwide patent filing and prosecution. She also works on oppositions and appeals, freedom to operate analysis, drafting applications and advising on filing strategy and portfolio management.
Nicola joined J A Kemp as an associate in 2014 after working in the highly regarded biotechnology team of another UK private practice firm since 2008. Prior to this she conducted post-doctoral molecular biology research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, US on the transmission and sexual reproduction of Leishmania parasites.
University of East Anglia, Honours Degree in Biological Sciences; University of Cambridge, PhD in Molecular Biology
European Patent Attorney; UK Chartered Patent Attorney
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)