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Barbara is a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney in the Biotechnology and Life Sciences Group.

Her specialism is in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields, including diagnostic technologies, antibodies, biopharmaceuticals, microorganisms, cosmetics, vaccines and stem cells.

Barbara has extensive experience of supporting start-up companies and SMEs, guiding them through the IP process and building strong IP portfolios through drafting and worldwide prosecution and management of patent applications.  Her approach is tailored and commercially focused and she is well versed in freedom to operate advice and attacking and defending patents during Opposition Proceedings before the European Patent Office. She has also provided strategic advice on SPC applications.

Barbara has an MA Cantab (Natural Sciences) from Cambridge University which focused on genetics and biochemistry, as well as a Ph.D. in microbial molecular biology from the University of Warwick. She is a member of the CIPA Life Sciences Committee and a regular conference speaker on aspects of biotechnology patenting. Barbara is fluent in German and also speaks French.





Registered UPC Representative

European Patent Attorney

Chartered UK Patent Attorney

MA(Cantab) Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Ph.D. Microbial Biochemistry and Genetics, University of Warwick

Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London

Basic Litigation Skills






Nutritional products



Practice areas

Stem cell technology


Diagnostic technologies and biomarkers

Vaccines and adjuvants

Peptide or nucleic-acid based biopharmaceuticals

CPC4 Capital Park
Cambridge Rd
CB21 5XE
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Boult Wade Tennant was ranked Tier One by Legal 500 for both Patent and Trade Mark groups in 2020 and Barbara was recognised as a key attorney.

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