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Boult Wade Tennant LLP

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Cambridge, London, Madrid, Munich, Munich, Oxford and 1 more

Nina White

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Boult Wade Tennant LLP

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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

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Boult Wade Tennant LLP impresses with an especially deep bench of high tech and electrical practitioners, but also fields a strong biotechnology and life sciences caseload in addition to its busy engineering and chemical and materials practice. The group boasts an excellent track record in patent application drafting and opposition and appeal work, but is also experienced in transactional-related patent portfolio analyses. Nina White, Tessa Bucks, senior partner Nick McLeish and Oxford's Adrian Hayes form the quartet at the helm of the practice. Jonathan Palmer, Michelle Pratt, Reading's Jason Pelly, Howard Sands, Rohan Setna and James Short are also noted. Susi Fish in Reading and Matthew Ridley made partner. All attorneys are based in London unless otherwise stated. The firm also has an office in Cambridge and added a new office in Berlin in January 2019, continuing its expansion in continental Europe after having launched in Madrid in spring 2018.

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  • Boult Wade Tennant ranked top tier for Trade Mark in MIP’s IP Stars Handbook

    We are delighted to announce that Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has ranked our trade mark practice in the top tier of its 2016 annual survey. MIP’s IP Stars rankings are based on extensive research among thousands of intellectual property practitioners from around the globe, creating one of the most comprehensive and authoritative surveys of the IP legal market. It covers 80 countries and identifies the best patent, trade mark and copyright firms and practitioners in the world.
    - Boult Wade Tennant

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