Tony is a specialist in handling matters relating to pharmaceutical inventions and also works with clients in the broader area of chemistry.
He works with a wide range of clients, from university spin-outs to multi-national companies, providing him with valuable insight into the needs of businesses at each stage of development.
Tony has extensive experience in patent drafting, European and global patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses, due diligence, portfolio management, and attacking and defending patents via the European opposition and appeals procedure. He has also handled the filing of numerous applications for Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) throughout Europe.
With a particular focus on the needs of businesses operating in the pharmaceutical sector, Tony has worked closely with his clients in order to balance their IP strategy with the demands of the associated regulatory procedures. He has delivered talks and seminars on wide-ranging topics, and to audiences as far afield as India and the US, and across Scandinavia. Tony is a frequent visitor to Sweden, where he assists many clients whilst working from Potter Clarkson’s Stockholm office.
Following university, Tony undertook a period of postdoctoral research at the University of Nottingham (funded by Cancer Research UK), developing novel Polo-like kinase inhibitors as potential therapeutic agents, before joining Potter Clarkson in 2007.