Nicola has experience of patent work across a diverse range of biotechnology and life sciences subject matter, including antibody engineering and therapeutics, regenerative medicine, plant stem cells, protein and peptide therapies, diagnostics, 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, Japan and Korea-based clients.
Recent work Nicola has been involved with includes cases in biomass conversion and biofuels, protein and enzyme engineering, pharmacogenetics, diagnostic, prognostic and disease susceptibility markers, vaccines and functional foods.
Nicola works for direct and agency clients doing UK and European patent prosecution, co-ordinating patent filing and prosecution overseas. 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.
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)