Partner, European Patent Attorney
Katherine is in our life sciences patent team and has experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and Medtech sectors.
Her work includes:
Her clients include individual inventors, start-up companies, universities, research institutes and large companies. Katherine represents clients in a number of multi-party opposition and appeal cases before the European Patent Office.
Katherine has a particular interest in Chinese patent law and practice, having spent time in Beijing as an intern at one of the largest IP law firms in China.
Katherine has an M.Sci degree in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) from the University of Cambridge. Katherine graduated with the top-scoring first class degree in Biochemistry, and was awarded a number of college scholarships and prizes during her degree studies including the Theresa Montefiore award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
She also has a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge based on research looking at reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and metabolic efficiency in pancreatic beta cells. Katherine’s doctoral studies at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit investigated the role of certain mitochondrial inner membrane proteins in ROS production and in the efficiency of mitochondrial ATP synthesis, and considered potential mechanisms and therapeutic strategies for type II diabetes. Whilst completing her PhD Katherine was awarded the Biochemical Society Young Biochemist of the Year award.
Katherine joined Mewburn Ellis in 2006, qualifying as a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2010. She joined the partnership in 2014.