From 1 August 2013 Celia Keen takes over from John Benson as the Head of J A Kemp's Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals Group. John Benson is retiring as a Partner of J A Kemp after nearly forty years in the patent profession.
Celia Keen has over 25 years of experience in patent practice and has been a Partner of J A Kemp since 1997. She handles patent work relating to small molecule pharmaceuticals, general organic and inorganic chemistry, health foods/nutraceuticals and oilfield technology. She focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications, acting in oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office and advising on patent strategy. Her clients in the UK and overseas include small companies, universities and multinationals.