Kate Lees

Kate Lees

Patent Attorney

Email: klees@hcrlaw.com

Kate is a consultant for Harrison Clark Rickerbys, having previously been a partner of Marks & Clerk LLP for eleven years.

Both a European and British patent attorney, Kate has over 18 years’ experience in the intellectual property field, advising clients in relation to all aspects of IP, including drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications, dealing with opposition and appeal proceedings and preparing infringement and validity opinions.

Kate has a BSc in Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry from Nottingham University and obtained an MSc in the Management of Intellectual Property Law from QMW College, University of London. She was awarded the Gill Prize for general excellence when passing her British Chartered Institute final patent examinations in 1996. Kate works across a wide range of biochemical, chemical and mechanical subject matter and has particular interest in the health-care industry. Specific areas for which Kate has expertise include wound healing preparations; agrochemicals; food supplements; anti-viral agents; medicaments; pathogen detectors; nanoconjugates for drug delivery; oil recovery processes; medical devices such as prosthetics, drip monitors and syringe drivers; assisted living products and packaging materials.

She has also worked extensively in relation to the filing of registered designs and advised in relation to the settlement of matters relating to registered design and unregistered design right infringement. She is a Professional Representative entitled to act before OHIM and an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

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