Barbara joined our biotechnology group in 2002 after completing a Ph.D. in microbial molecular biology. She handles patent work in all areas of biology and medicine, with particular emphasis on stem cells, antibodies, RNA and DNA technologies, vaccines, and diagnostic methods and kits.
She has extensive experience in drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in Europe and overseas. Her expertise also includes the preparation of patentability opinions, freedom to operate analyses and advice regarding patent filing strategies. She also regularly handles opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.
Her clients, which include start-ups, SMEs, as well as multinational corporations, can rely on her to provide tailored, commercially-focussed advice.
Having grown up in Belgium, Barbara is fluent in German and conversant in French.
- European Patent Attorney
- Chartered Patent Attorney