Joining Carpmaels & Ransford has allowed me to move out of my comfort zone and gain experience in areas I was never exposed to at my previous firm.
Prior to entering the patent profession, I studied an integrated Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Leeds. During my time at university, I spent a year in industry working in the polyurethanes research and development lab for one of the world’s largest chemical companies.
I began my patent attorney training in the chemistry department of another leading patent and trademark firm in London. After spending a few years training at this firm, I decided that I wanted to gain more experience working on contentious pharmaceutical patent cases, something that Carpmaels & Ransford is renowned for. I also saw moving to Carpmaels & Ransford as an opportunity to develop professionally by gaining experience in areas I hadn’t worked in before, such as SPCs, pharmaceutical regulation and global litigation. These are areas that I was able to get involved with from day one upon joining the firm. I can see that I am gaining a lot of experience in contentious matters and learning how to become a good advocate. I feel I can continue to grow and develop, and contribute new ideas to the team and beyond.