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Life sciences and chemistry.


Chris graduated from the University of Oxford (New College) with a first class Masters degree in chemistry in 2005 and has worked at Forresters since then. The findings of his final year research project were published in The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Chris works mostly in the prosecution and drafting of patents in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech fields. The technical fields he has worked in are diverse, ranging from battery technology to pharmaceutical compositions. Chris also has experience in preparing freedom to operate and due diligence opinions and representing clients in hearings before the EPO. Chris regularly files UK and European patent applications and is involved in obtaining patent protection throughout the world. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His practice areas include: chemistry, metallurgy and materials; biotechnology; medical devices; mechanical engineering.


Trained Forresters; qualified 2009; partner Forresters 2015.


Fellow of CIPA; Royal Society of Chemistry. Publications of note: 'Ammonium-Directed Oxidation of Cyclic Allylic and Homoallylic Amines' (Journal of Organic Chemistry 2009, pp74, 6735-9748).


University of Oxford, New College (MChem First Class Masters degree Chemistry).


Guitar; live music; cricket; rugby; football; golf.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

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Forresters is 'able to provide such deep expertise with such quick delivery times' and the team 'thinks like a customer, which enables it to streamline the interaction and make customers' lives that much easier and productive'. Matt Barton is a key member of the life sciences and chemistry team and advised AlphaMicron on prosecuting a European patent application as well as assisting SDC Technologies with opposing a competitor's patent. Other key figures in this team include Charlotte Teall, who worked with Revalesio on a European patent prosecution, and Chris Bond, who acted for Sibelco on obtaining patent protection in Europe, Japan and the US. For the technology and engineering team, Dan Rusby-Gale  advised Muoverti on reestablishing a European patent application, and Andy Harding, who has 'deep expertise, experience and out-of-the-box thinking', managed the patent portfolio for Waters Corporation. Senior associate Mark Connell is also a notable name.

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