Jennifer joined Dehns in 2008 having graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2005 with a First Class Masters Degree in Chemistry. In her penultimate and final years, she was awarded the Gillies Prize for obtaining the highest overall mark and was also awarded the Stephenson Prize for the best final year Research Project.
Jennifer subsequently obtained a PhD, also from The University of Edinburgh, for her research into the potential application of novel bioorganometallic complexes as anticancer agents.
Jennifer became a Senior Associate in 2019.
Type of clients and client work
Jennifer handles patent work relating to technologies in a variety of chemical fields, such as petrochemicals, polymers and pharmaceuticals as well as biochemical inventions, medical methods and assays. She represents clients ranging from sole-inventors and small companies to multinational corporations. A considerable proportion of her work originates from clients in Scandinavia.
Jennifer has experience in all aspects of patent work including drafting applications, prosecution of UK and European patent applications and can advise on issues such as worldwide filing strategies, patent enforcement and infringement and validity. She also manages the prosecution of international patent portfolios for her clients and regularly takes part in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.
Jennifer has experience in numerous analytical methods including crystallography, NMR, mass spectrometry and electrochemistry. She has also spent time working with biological assays and cell culture.
Qualifications and Memberships
- European Patent Attorney, 2012
- UK Registered Patent Attorney, 2012
- Certificate in IP Law, Brunel University, 2009
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- Member of European Patent Institute
- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
PhD, University of Edinburgh, Bioorganometallic Complexes of Ruthenium and Osmium, 2009
MChem (First Class) University of Edinburgh, Chemistry, 2005 (Awarded the Gillies Prize for obtaining the highest overall mark and the Stephenson Prize for the best final year research project)