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Amanda works with many start-up companies in the Oxford area and beyond to assist them in developing their IP. Amanda’s work focuses on the pharmaceutical and medtech sectors, including anti-microbials, re-purposed drugs, pharmaceutical formulations, medical sensors and other medical equipment, but she also has experience in a broad range of chemical technologies including sugar chemistry and alloys.
Amanda is known for her pragmatic approach to IP strategy and portfolio management. She is very experienced in assisting clients in freedom to operate investigations and due diligence projects. Amanda advises both those looking to invest in a new technology and those seeking investment.
In addition to her local client base, Amanda has many clients in China and visits China at least once a year, keeping her fully up-to-date with legal developments.
A further focus of Amanda’s work is representing clients at opposition before the European Patent Office, where she has acted in a number of high profile opposition cases. Amanda's experience extends to the defence of several pharmaceutical patents including those for sofosbuvir, Mozobil and eculizumab. She also has extensive experience in handling oppositions in blood coagulation therapies, dialysis, wound healing devices and materials.
Year Joined Firm: 1998
Last updated 5th February 2021