Nina White > Boult Wade Tennant LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Boult Wade Tennant LLP
Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square

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Nina, Partner, is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney and Head of the Biotechnology and Life Sciences practice group.




Nina specialises in patent work in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields, including both biological and small-molecule pharmaceuticals, with a particular focus on therapeutic antibodies. She also has technical expertise in the fields of immunoassay-based diagnostics, molecular biology, nucleic acid amplification and detection, DNA sequencing, SNP biomarkers, probiotics, RNAi technology, plant-derived medicines, viral vectors and vaccines, biosensors and bioelectronics.

Nina has extensive experience of working closely with start-up companies, University spin-outs and SMEs, providing a full range of commercially-focused patent services including: drafting and worldwide prosecution of patent applications, freedom-to-operate advice, IP due diligence, patent strategy and portfolio management. She regularly represents clients at Oral Proceedings before the Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office and is highly skilled in IP due diligence.


  • BIA
  • CIPA: Member of the Life Sciences Committee
  • EPI


  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London (awarded the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Ballantyne Prize)
  • DPhil Molecular Biology, University of Oxford
  • MA Biochemistry, University of Oxford

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys

With offices in London, Reading, Cambridge, Frankfurt, Berlin and Madrid, Boult Wade Tennant LLP is well-placed to provide a ‘stable and quality service’ to its roster of clients, ranging from state-owned enterprises and financial service providers to medium-sized companies, start-ups and public entities, including hospitals and charities, on domestic and multijurisdictional mandates. The practice counts protection, filing and prosecution matters in its workload, in addition to portfolio management and enforcement mandates, and has demonstrable experience in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings. In London, Nina White heads up the biotechnology and life science group, which acts for a range of clients, including SMEs and university start-ups, in drafting patents; and Tessa Bucks spearheads the engineering and designs practice. From the firm’s office in Reading, senior partner Nick McLeish leads the high-tech and electrical group and Adrian Hayes heads up the chemical and materials team.