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Tony is a European patent attorney and UK patent attorney specialising in molecular biology and the life sciences. He is primarily focussed on preparation and prosecution of patent applications, oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office, and strategic advice in the field of intellectual property. After qualifying at one of the premier European patent law firms, Tony was in-house counsel at Ciba-Geigy AG (subsequently Novartis) before returning to private practice. He was a partner in a large UK firm and a US law firm before founding a firm in 2012. Tony acts as a consultant to Schlich.

Tony is driven by his interest in science, and enjoys developing a deep understanding of his clients’ technology as well as their business and strategic goals. His technical experience extends from molecular biology in general to antibody technology, synthetic biology, nucleic acid and peptide chemistry and immunology.

His clients include new start-up companies though to SMEs and major pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He has managed the protection of the intellectual property of companies from pre-start up through to successful IPO, defended valuable pharmaceutical patents for major manufacturers and argued points of law before the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO.

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