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Charlotte Teall

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Life sciences and chemistry.


Charlotte’s background is in biochemistry having studied at Imperial College London, and she also holds an MSc in the management of intellectual property from Queen Mary, London. During her undergraduate studies, Charlotte worked as a research assistant at a major international pharmaceutical company, where she became particularly interested in stem cell technologies. Charlotte joined Forresters in 2006 and since then has specialised in all aspects of patent law in the UK and overseas. Charlotte works with a range of from small biotech companies to large pharmaceutical companies. Charlotte is primarily involved in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Charlotte also has a strong supplementary protection certificate (SPC) practice. She likes to get involved with aligning her client’s intellectual property strategy with their regulatory strategy, an often overlooked practice, to ensure the correct decisions are taken at an appropriate time to maximise protection (SPC and data/market exclusivity) in this complex area of the law. Her main areas of practice are: biotechnology; medical devices; licensing; supplementary protection certificates (patent team extensions); data/market exclusivity.


Trained Forresters; qualified chartered UK patent attorney and European patent attorney 2009; partner 2015.


CIPA; EPI. Publications of note: ‘Making sense of the recent CJEU decisions on Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)’ (International Pharmaceutical Industry Magazine, Spring 2014, volume six, issue one); ‘patent term extensions for medical devices in Europe’ (International Pharmaceutical Industry Magazine, February 2013, volume five, issue one).


Imperial College London (2005 First Class Hons Biotechnology with a year in industry/research); Queen Mary, University of London (2006 Msc with distinction in Management of Intellectual Property).


Keeping fit; running; obstacle course racing; hockey; scuba diving.

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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