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Eliot Ward

Partner, European Patent Attorney


Eliot Ward
Eliot Ward

Eliot is a member of our life sciences patent team working in the biotechnology sector.

His technical expertise encompasses:

  • molecular biology
  • biochemistry
  • immunology
  • lentiviral and other gene therapy vectors
  • therapeutics
  • diagnostics
  • protein engineering

Eliot has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for local and international clients.  He also has experience of both offensive and defensive opposition proceedings.

Eliot has a degree from Cambridge University in Natural Sciences, majoring in pharmacology.  Following his undergraduate degree, Eliot spent two years researching the biochemistry of innate immune receptors, such as C-type lectins; first at the University of Oxford and then at Imperial College London.

For his doctoral research at UCL, Eliot used HIV-based viral vectors to express novel fusion proteins designed to release a key immunogenic peptide within antigen presenting cells.  The intracellular location of release ensured that the peptide was presented in a tolorogenic fashion, thus reducing autoimmunity in mice.

Eliot joined Mewburn Ellis in 2011 qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2016 and a European Patent Attorney in 2015. He joined the partnership in 2019.

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e: eliot.ward@mewburn.com
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