Fiona Stevens

Fiona Stevens

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

Fiona has been recognised in IAM 1000 and IAM strategy 300 and Legal 500.

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

Fiona is a delightful person to know and has proven very effective in guiding our overall patent strategy. I can unequivocally say that she is the best patent agent I have worked with in over 45 years in the industry.” IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020

For UK life sciences and chemical companies, Fiona Stevens is a godsend. Brilliant at dissecting clients’ IP positions, she eliminates portfolio weaknesses while enhancing strengths and bringing coherent strategies into sharp focus."

IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2020
Collaborative, insightful, intelligent, innovative and fun, she is a delight to work with." IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2019