Duke is currently a Technical Assistant, working towards qualification as a UK and European Patent Attorney. He joined Dehns in 2017 after graduating from the University of Oxford with an Undergraduate Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. During his final academic year, Duke worked in the Kleanthous group in Oxford, investigating the translocation mechanisms of protein antibiotics across the outer membrane of Escherichia coli.
Types of clients and client work
Duke works with a variety of clients, including small/medium-sized enterprises, universities and multinational companies. Duke handles prosecution of patent applications in Europe, and has experience of prosecution in a number of other jurisdictions including Canada, China, Japan, the UK and the US. Duke also assists with client work outside of prosecution, including freedom to operate analysis and patent application drafting.
Duke has gained experience working on patent applications relating to a wide variety of technologies in the life sciences sphere, including antibodies, anti-cancer therapies, genome editing techniques, diagnostic techniques, fish farming and pharmaceuticals.
Qualification and Memberships
- Intellectual Property Law (PGCert), Queen Mary University of London, 2018
- Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
MBiochem (Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry), University of Oxford, 2017