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Forresters, Jon Gowshall, London, ENGLAND

Jon Gowshall

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Life sciences and chemistry.


Jon’s background is biochemistry, and so his primary technical fields are biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He works in patents and has wide experience in this area, including UK litigation and freedom to operate opinions. Jon’s core area of expertise is law and practice at the EPO, where he has considerable experience, including in opposition and appeal procedures. From 2010 to 2015 Jon was managing partner of Forresters. Jon was involved in the EPO oppositions to the Amgen patents on both erythropoietin and G-CSF, as part of the team representing Amgen. Jon prosecuted the Angiotech European patent on the taxol-eluting stent to grant, and successfully defended the patent at the UK Supreme Court. Jon has successfully represented many companies in oppositions at the EPO, such as Cargill and the US NIH. Jon’s practice areas are: pharmaceuticals; chemistry; biotechnology; medical devices.


Trained at WP Thompson & Co 1984; started Forresters 1986; qualified as UK and European patent attorney 1989; partner at Forresters 1994; managing partner 2010-2015.


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); epi Council; CIPA Education Committee; epi Professional Education Committee.


Malvern College; Kings College, London University (Bsc in Biochemistry).


Popular music fan and regular concert-goer; supporter of Watford FC.

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