|Qualification||Institution||Year of Completion|
|Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering (Distinction)||University College London||2013|
|Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (Hons)||University of Edinburgh||2012|
|Position||Organisation/Institution||Date of Tenure|
|Biotechnology Patent Technology Specialist||Shusaku Yamamoto||2014 - 2018|
|IChemE: The Institution of Chemical Engineers||Student member|
Experience and Technical Background
Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:
- Local & Foreign Patent Prosecution
- Patent Litigation
- Patent Oppositions
- Patentability Advice
- Prior art searches
- Due diligence
Primary patent practice areas by technology:
- Stem cells
- Molecular Biology
- Protein purification
- Monoclonal antibody
- Medical Devices
A. General technical areas:
- Mass spectrometry
- Molecular and cellular biology
- Biophysical Chemistry
- Bioprocess design
- Stem cells
B. Honours research:
- “The nascent peptide effect of a viral sequence” – investigated the phenomenon of deviations in the protein translation processes using viral DNAs.
- Investigated the mechanism of amyloid fibril formation for elucidation of fibril-associated diseases: studying the kinetics with the use of thioflavin fluorescence assay, visualising conformations of fibrils, oligomers, and aggregates using transmission electron microscopy and characterising the early aggregating species with the use of mass spectrometry and ion-mobility mass spectrometry (IM-MS).
C. Industry experience:
- Provided opinions and advices on patent prosecution and enforcement (Prior Art, Patentability, Infringement, Invalidation, Legal Status update, Scientific Literature analysis, compliance to Japanese patent practices and procedures) for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to research centres including Novartis, Amgen, Cellular Dynamics International, Fujifilm, Medtronic, Stryker, Intuitive Surgical, GSK, MIT, etc.
- Led and involved in opposition and invalidation projects (team of 6 patent analysts) – formulating rejections and arguments, prior art searches and analysis, and claim scope analysis.