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As head of EIP Life, Andrew's practice focuses on patent drafting, prosecution and opposition work in the life sciences area. He advises on pharmaceutical life cycle management, and on supplementary protection certificate strategies. Being a solicitor as well as a patent attorney, he also advises on patent litigation and on the patent-related aspects of transactional matters. Recent highlights include advising on the European aspects of a patent entitlement dispute for a pharmaceutical company, advising on several patent enforcements for clients ranging from small medical companies through to major multinationals, as well as the prosecution and structuring of the patent portfolios for the lead candidate drugs for a number of clients.
Trained McDermott Will & Emery; qualified European patent attorney 2005; qualified chartered patent attorney 2006; dual qualified as a solicitor in 2010; partner EIP 2010. Publications of note: 'Industrial Applicability, Patents and the Supreme Court: Human Genome Sciences Inc v Eli Lilly and Co  EIPR 285; 'Uncertainty and Disharmony Plague Patent Term Extensions in Europe', Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, Aug 2011; 'Europe Awaits Decision on Patents, hESCs, and Morality', Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, May 2011; 'Gene Patents in Europe Relatively Stable Despite Uncertainty in the US', Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, March 2011; 'Industrial Applicability for Genetics Patents: Divergence between the EPO and the UK'  EIPR 72; and 'In-House Privilege - Does the latest European Ruling Affect the Patent and Trade Mark Attorney Professions'  CIPA Journal 601.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi); member of the Law Society.
St Alban's RC High School, Ipswich; University of Edinburgh (1998 BSc Molecular Biology); Queen Mary and Westerfield College, University of London (2000 MSc Management of Intellectual Property); BPP Law School (2003 Post Graduate Diploma in Law; 2007 LPC).
Keen sports fan, cook and gardener, enjoys playing strategic board games.
Intellectual property; Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology