Patent strategy & counseling
Food & beverage
Rachel has background in medical and veterinary sciences and spends much of her time working on life sciences technologies, in particular cases relating to gene editing, ophthalmology and medical devices. Her work with medical devices has required expertise in the software-, app- and computer-implemented aspects of such technology. These skills have enabled her to add work across a diverse technical range, including waste processing, innovations in the circular economy, and food technology to her portfolio. Whilst most of her work is patent focussed, she regularly advises on design matters and has experience of plant variety applications and appeals.
Rachel has extensive experience in conducting freedom-to-operate opinions, providing strategic IP advice and preparing due diligence opinions. She also has experience of litigation of patent and trade mark matters. She is especially skilled at providing focussed, commercially relevant advice, often under significant time pressure. Rachel always prefers to provide clear advice and guidance to a client, and to work in collaboration with them, rather than simply providing information on which the client is left to make a decision. Rachel is particularly keen to gain in-depth understanding of a client’s commercial situation and goals, so that she can act as a pseudo in-house advisor and help to guide the overall strategy.
Rachel has worked with a range of clients throughout her career, with particular experience in assisting start-up companies; she has a keen understanding of the challenges faced by such companies. She takes immense satisfaction from adding true value to her clients’ businesses, by providing strategic advice that allows them to manage and use their IP in the most commercially effective manner. She is also a keen networker and enjoys making connections and introductions on behalf of her clients.
Year Joined Firm: 2013
Education/Alumni: Cambridge University
Last updated 30th June 2020