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Dr Frances Baxter

Senior Associate

Cambridge

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  • AMIMechE
  • CIPA
  • EPI
Qualifications
  • Registered UPC Representative
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • PhD Mechanical Engineering (Electrically Active Ceramics for Bone Graft Substitution), University of Bath
  • MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with French, University of Bath

I am a European Patent Attorney and Chartered Patent Attorney focusing on engineering and designs.

My practice focuses on the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe and further afield. I work with a diverse client base on cases relating to all fields of engineering, including construction, packaging, medical devices and alternative energy.

I hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and my doctoral research centred on the development of electrically active materials for bone graft substitution. My post-doctoral research in the field of medical engineering, included work on the design of artificial knee ligaments and test methods for pharmaceutical tablet coatings.

Recent experience

Representing a consumer goods client at an EPO opposition hearing, successfully defending its patent.

Drafting new patent applications for a leading drug delivery device manufacturer.

Assisting clients in coordinating complex US-European patent prosecution portfolios.

Publications
  • Author of two literature reviews published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering and the Journal of Tissue Engineering.
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“I work with a diverse client base on cases relating to all fields of engineering, including construction, packaging, medical devices and alternative energy.”
Sector experience
Aerospace     
  • Commercial aviation
  • Defence and security
Automotive   
  • Electric vehicles
  • Engines
Consumer goods and retail 
  • Beauty
    Food and beverage
    Household goods
    Retail
Electronics and electrical devices   
  • Medical devices
Energy and green technologies      
  • Renewables and recycling
Industrial manufacturing and processing     
  • Coatings
  • Construction
  • Packaging
Medical devices and diagnostics     
  • Devices
    Diagnostic instruments
    Digital health
    Drug delivery
    In vitro diagnostics
    MedTech

I am a European Patent Attorney and Chartered Patent Attorney focusing on engineering and designs.

My practice focuses on the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe and further afield. I work with a diverse client base on cases relating to all fields of engineering, including construction, packaging, medical devices and alternative energy.

I hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and my doctoral research centred on the development of electrically active materials for bone graft substitution. My post-doctoral research in the field of medical engineering, included work on the design of artificial knee ligaments and test methods for pharmaceutical tablet coatings.

Recent experience

Representing a consumer goods client at an EPO opposition hearing, successfully defending its patent.

Drafting new patent applications for a leading drug delivery device manufacturer.

Assisting clients in coordinating complex US-European patent prosecution portfolios.

Publications
  • Author of two literature reviews published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering and the Journal of Tissue Engineering.
Relevant Search Terms
Recommended Sites
Suggested Media
Recognitions
Additional Info

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