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Forresters, Jenny Donald, London, ENGLAND

Jenny Donald

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Life sciences and chemistry.


Jenny joined Forresters in 2001 and specialises in patent prosecution in the UK, Europe and elsewhere. Jenny works in Forresters life sciences and chemistry department and covers a wide range of technical areas. Jenny has particular experience of patent prosecution before the UK Intellectual Property Office and European Patent Office. She particularly enjoys working on opposition and appeal procedures before the European Patent Office; including filing oppositions against competitors' granted patents, and defending against oppositions filed in relation to clients' patents. The experience she has gained in this area enables her to develop successful strategies for her client's pre-grant prosecution by ensuring that Forresters anticipate potential issues after grant. Jenny also provides clients with opinions on potential patent infringement and freedom to operate. Jenny also provides guidance on plant variety rights, and has experience in developing strategies for obtaining maximum protection for new plant varieties and obtaining patents for the associated plant processes. Jenny assists clients in obtaining Supplementary Protection Certificates, including paediatric extensions, in the UK and throughout Europe. Jenny's areas of particular activity are: diagnostic, prognostic and disease susceptibility markers, including diagnostic arrays; medical devices, including implantable devices, prosthetics and surgical apparatus; stem cells, including culture methodologies and induced pluripotent stem cell applications; devices and compositions for pharmaceutical and cosmetic purposes; immunology, including Ab therapy and vaccine design; protein engineering; genetic engineering and gene therapy; plant and genetic expression systems, including transgenic plants and animals; pharmaceuticals, including both small and long-chain molecules; clinical assays, including diagnostic and toxicological assays; food technology including food and beverage.


Trained and qualified at Forresters 2006; partner at Forresters 2012.


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).


Wirral County Grammar School for Girls; University of Leeds (1999 Bsc Hons Joint Honours in Biochemistry and Genetics).


Hiking; looking after her children; visiting new places; catching up with friends.

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