Elizabeth Jones

Managing Partner

Background

Elizabeth is a UK Registered and European Patent Attorney. She joined Dehns in 1993, was made a Partner in 2001 and is a senior member of Dehns’ Life Sciences and Biotechnology group. She holds a number of Chemistry and Biochemistry related degrees from the University of Cape Town and was awarded a PhD by the Open University. Elizabeth is Dehns’ Managing Partner.

 

Type of clients and client work

Elizabeth’s clients include sole inventors and small companies, as well as University Technology Transfer Offices and multinationals. She provides a range of services including patentability assessments, drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications, defending and opposing granted patents and providing advice on aspects such as due diligence, infringement, validity and freedom to practice.

 

Expertise

Elizabeth handles patent work in the general fields of biochemistry and biotechnology, including genomics, proteomics, immunology, virology and microbiology, particularly in relation to molecular biology based inventions (such as recombinant products, transgenic plants and animals, genomic therapeutics and diagnostics), screening methods, purification protocols, diagnostic assays and therapeutic and prophylactic inventions.

 

Qualifications and Memberships

  • UK Registered Patent Attorney, 1997
  • European Patent Attorney, 1997
  • Certificate in IP Law, University of London, 1994
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

 

Higher Education

PhD, Open University, “Cell signalling pathways of IL-1 and TNF”, 1993

MSc, University of Cape Town, Crystallographic determination of cholic acid:alcohol structures”, (awarded with distinction), 1989

BSc (Hons), University of Cape Town, Biochemistry, 1986

BSc, University of Cape Town, Chemistry and Biochemistry (distinction in Chemistry), 1985

 

Other

Elizabeth was named as “Patent Attorney of the Year – UK” at the Women in Business Legal Awards 2017. She was also mentioned in The Legal 500 2022 edition.

 

Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
London
EC4Y 8JD
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7632 7200 +44 (0)20 7353 8895

Department

biotechnology