Patent Attorney, Marks & Clerk LLP
Kirsteen is a chartered UK and European Patent Attorney. She drafts, files and prosecutes patent applications worldwide and has experience of opposition and appeal work at the European Patent Office.
Kirsteen works with a range of clients and has significant experience dealing with both Universities and start up companies as well as corporates. She is able to advise clients on portfolio management, IP strategy, due diligence and freedom to operate matters.
Kirsteen has experience of a range of different chemical subject matter including pharmaceuticals, diagnostic assays, medical devices, polymers and petrochemicals. She is also Managing Partner of our Cambridge office.
Kirsteen joined the Cambridge office of Marks & Clerk in 2008. During her training she was awarded the Bill Caro prize for overall first place in the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law examinations. She has a first class honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD from the University of Cambridge for her research on linkers for use in solid-phase combinatorial synthesis.
The focus will be on strategies that will help applicants secure useful and valuable IP protection in the US, Europe and China. Using real life examples to illustrate our point, the session will highlight the jurisdictional differences in patentable subject matter (for both biology type subject matter and software inventions); tactics for avoiding added matter […]