Lawrence is a UK and European Patent Attorney specialising in the protection of complex, high value, inventions.
Lawrence is a partner in the Intellectual Property (IP) group in London. His patent practice is focused upon chemical and biological-based technologies. He works primarily with medium and large research-based companies to support their R&D and commercial activities across the full patent lifecycle.
Lawrence provides assistance to clients with IP education, IP policies and procedures, invention identification, patent filing strategy, patent drafting, patent prosecution and patent term extensions (including Supplementary Protection Certificates). He has significant experience managing and coordinating patent prosecution and litigation activities worldwide.
A considerable proportion of Lawrence’s caseload involves the management of patents relating to marketed commercial products for which patent opposition proceedings and/or litigation is ongoing or anticipated, particularly within the Healthcare & Life Sciences sector. He regularly represents clients at oral proceedings before the European Patent Office.
Lawrence began his career in the pharmaceutical industry having spent eight years working within the IP department of a large, UK-based multinational. This experience has helped to shape his current practice and approach to advising clients, with his primary focus being the provision of pragmatic, commercially-appropriate advice.