Laura Dixon

Laura Dixon

Associate - Patent Attorney

Laura is dual qualified UK and European patent attorney specialising in the life sciences field.

Laura joined Potter Clarkson in 2019, after working as a patent examiner at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), searching and examining patent applications relating to medical devices, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. The experience provides her with valuable insights on UK practice.

Laura has experience in managing global patent portfolios, including the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and advising on freedom-to-operate. She is particularly interested in how IP can be used to support commercial goals.



Life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, immunotherapy, antibodies and biologics, molecular biology, microbiology, and probiotics.


Laura has a PhD in molecular biology and has an MBioSci in genetics and microbiology from the University of Sheffield.

Her research focused on regulation of the rpfA gene in mycobacterium tuberculosis. The gene encodes resuscitation promoting factor A, which is involved in the switch of the bacteria from a dormant state to an active, disease-causing state.


MBiolSci (Hons), PhD, UK and European Patent Attorney


In her spare time, Laura enjoys swimming and going for walks with her spaniel.