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Nina White

Head of Biotechnology
and Life Sciences

Nina White Partner Biotechnology Patent Firm

Nina is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney and Head of the Biotechnology and Life Sciences practice group.

Nina specialises in patent work in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields, including both biologics and small-molecule pharmaceuticals, with a particular focus on therapeutic antibodies. She also has technical expertise in the fields of antibody engineering, cell culture methods, antibody purification and formulation, biomarkers, companion diagnostics, immunoassays, RNAi, probiotics and nutritional products.

A large part of Nina’s practice relates to post-grant opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, and also IP due diligence work, principally for multi-national pharmaceutical clients. Nina also has extensive experience of working closely with start-up companies, SMEs and University spin-outs, providing a full range of commercially-focused patent services including: drafting and worldwide prosecution of patent applications, freedom-to-operate advice, IP due diligence, patent strategy and portfolio management, including patent term extension (SPCs).

Nina has been recognised in the world’s leading IP practitioners Who’s Who Legal List 2021, and in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2021.  She was also listed in the JUVE Patents UK rankings, 2021 as a Patent Attorney with specialist technical expertise in Pharma and Biotechnology.

Nina has an MA in Biochemistry and a DPhil in Molecular Biology, both from the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research, carried out at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, investigated expression of the human cystic fibrosis gene. She also has a postgraduate certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London.

Nina was awarded the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Ballantyne Prize, for her performance in the CIPA final examinations.






Chartered UK Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London (awarded the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Ballantyne Prize)

DPhil Molecular Biology, University of Oxford

MA Biochemistry, University of Oxford





Nutritional products

Practice areas


Biological therapeutics


Cancer immunotherapy



RNA interference

Small molecule therapeutics

Anitbody engineering

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Recommended individual, JUVE patent 2022

Recognised as a Star 2022, Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars

Recognised as a thought leader by WWL, 2022

Listed as a World Leading Patent Professional, 2022, by IAM Patent 1000

Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000, 2021

Recommended individual, JUVE patent 2020

Recognised in the world's leading IP practitioners, Patent Agents & Attorneys list, Who's Who Legal, 2021

Recommended individual, JUVE patent UK Patent Filings 2021

Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2021

Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Starts 2020

Recommended Individual by IAM Patent 1000, 2023

Recommended leading individual, Patent Attorney with technical speciality, JUVE patent 2023

Recognised as a star, MIP awards 2023

Who's Who Legal - Patents 2019: World's leading patent expert

Who's Who Legal - Patents 2020: World's leading patent experts

“Nina is very, very good at pre-empting what we may want to do.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

“I’ve got nothing but good things to say…I think they deliver a first class service to be honest.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

Recommended individual, Patent Attorney with technical speciality, JUVE, 2024

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