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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 biological and small-molecule pharmaceuticals, with a particular focus on therapeutic antibodies. She also has technical expertise in the fields of immunoassay-based diagnostics, molecular biology, nucleic acid amplification and detection, DNA sequencing, SNP biomarkers, probiotics, RNAi technology, plant-derived medicines, viral vectors and vaccines, biosensors and bioelectronics.

Nina has extensive experience of working closely with start-up companies, University spin-outs and SMEs, 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. She regularly represents clients at Oral Proceedings before the Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office and is highly skilled in IP due diligence.

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 Institute’s final examinations. She is a regular conference speaker on aspects of biotechnology patenting.

Memberships

BIA

CIPA: Member of the Life Sciences Committee

EPI

Qualifications

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

Sectors

Agrobiotechnology

Biologicals

Diagnostics

Nutritional products

Pharmaceuticals

Practice areas

Antibodies

Biological therapeutics

Biomarkers

Cancer immunotherapy

DNA sequencing

Immunoassays

Nucleic acid amplification and detection

Probiotics

RNA interference

Small molecule therapeutics

Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square
London
EC4Y 8AP
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Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Starts 2020

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

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

Recommended in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook, 2016

Recommended in Who’s Who Legal: Patents, 2016

“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 in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook, 2015

Recommended in Who’s Who Legal: Patents, 2015

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

Recommended in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook, 2014

"Nina White has a very strong technical mastery of biotechnology." (Client Comment, MIP Patent Editorial 2017)

Recommended individual, JUVE patent 2020

 
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