Fiona Law

Fiona Law

Partner - Patent Attorney

Fiona is an experienced patent attorney and handles a wide variety of work in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology fields.

The majority of Fiona’s work involves working with UK clients, and she has extensive experience in developing and implementing IP strategies that are aligned with commercial objectives.  

Fiona deliberately tries to avoid becoming too focused on a particular sector, believing that the underlying principles of implementing an IP strategy can be applied across many industries, and to businesses of varying sizes. That said, Fiona is recognised for her expertise in pharmaceutical life cycle management, in particular, obtaining supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and patent term extensions for approved drugs in a number of jurisdictions worldwide. She also has a particular interest in second medical use patents and has helped a number of clients achieve commercial success with re-purposed drugs. 

Fiona is a regular attendee at International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) overseas conferences and also lectures on the CIPA Administrator course. In 2017, Fiona was recognised as one of Management Today’s ’35 under 35′ for her accomplishments in intellectual property. Fiona has successfully guided clients in the pharmaceutical industries through multiple fund-raising rounds and partnering successes, helping them raise well in excess of £300 million in investment over the past few years alone.

 

Specialisms

Drug repurposing, dosage regimens, new chemical entities, protein engineering, electrochemistry

Education

Fiona studied natural sciences, specialising in chemistry, physiology and pharmacology, at the University of Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College.

Qualifications

MSci (Hons), MA (Cantab), UK and European Patent Attorney

Memberships

Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).

Awards & Recognition

IAM Global Leaders 2022; IAM Patent 1000 - Prosecution 2020-2022; IAM Strategy 300 - Top IP Strategist 2020-2022; MIP IP STARS - IP Star 2019; MIP IP STARS - Notable Practitioner

Interests

After skydiving competitively for a number of years, Fiona now enjoys less-extreme sports such as cycling and horse-riding. Fiona is also a keen cook and a fine wine enthusiast having blended several barrels of wine in Bordeaux. 

 

TESTIMONIALS

An invaluable resource for dynamic life sciences and chemical companies, Fiona Law is committed to ensuring her clients achieve commercial success; she fortifies portfolios with great commercial astuteness and can be counted on for advice that is sensitive to business and legal risk."

IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2022
She is great to work with, is able to readily simplify concepts, and is not just a patent expert, but understands the commercial aspects of the biopharma and biotech industries well." IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2022

“Diligent, professional and perseverant” Law is a chemistry and pharmaceuticals specialist with an affinity for SPC and second medical use issues."

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2021