European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney
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or email Janet Senior here
Janet has a degree in Chemistry with Supplementary Biochemistry from Oxford University, and is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. After 2 years' IVS volunteer work teaching science and maths in Lesotho, she joined Abel & Imray in 1972. She has been a Partner since 1982, and was Deputy Senior Partner from 2008 to 2011. She now acts as a Consultant to the firm. She is based in the firm's London office.
She specialises in pharmaceutical and agrochemical patents but also deals with a variety of other chemical work, especially powder coating technology. She has prosecuted applications relating, for example, to micro organisms and plant biotechnology, and has advised major companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. She has been actively involved in major High Court cases, including patent infringement litigation. Her specialist experience has also included patent extension cases, involving detailed studies of the research and development leading to successful pharmaceuticals, and work requiring application of the principles of accountancy involved in arriving at royalty rates in compulsory licences under patents for pharmaceuticals. She also handles applications for Supplementary Protection Certificates for medicinal and plant protection products.