Pippa Hothersall

Pippa Hothersall

Senior Associate - Patent Attorney

Pippa is a patent associate specialising in the life sciences, with experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, as well as advising on IP strategy to support commercial goals.

She joined Potter Clarkson’s biotechnology and pharmaceuticals team in 2015 following her degree, where she undertook summer research placements at the John Innes Centre, Norwich and the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge. Her final year research project investigated the dynamics of sigma factor expression in the general stress response of Bacillus subtilis.



Life sciences, biotechnology, antibody therapeutics, immunotherapy and PCR-based diagnostics 


Pippa obtained a first-class master’s degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2014, specialising in plant sciences in her third year and in systems biology in her final year. 


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


In her spare time, Pippa enjoys running, baking, travelling and walking.