Chartered Patent Attorney
Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)
Call +44 (0) 20 7242 9984
or email Sam Pearson here
Sam has a degree in
Biological Sciences and Chemistry and a M.Sc. in Biological Sciences from
Waikato University, New Zealand. He subsequently spent 18 months in the
Reproductive Technologies Group of the Crown research institute AgResearch, in
research in transgenics and molecular embryology.
He joined the patent profession in 2001, working in New Zealand, where he advised many of New Zealand's universities and Crown research institutes in the areas of biochemistry and biotechnology. His work has covered a wide variety of subject-matter including diagnostic assays and screening arrays, neuronal survival factors, biopolymers, vaccine delivery and drug dosing regimens, anthelmintic compositions, and controlled-release medical devices. He has extensive experience of advising on patentability and freedom-to-operate issues, research direction and filing strategies, and the drafting and prosecution of local and international patent applications. He has also been involved in patent opposition and revocation proceedings.
Sam contributed three chapters for the New Zealand IP Manual for the Life Sciences and has written several articles for industry publications. He is a non-resident member of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys and has been a member of the National Committee of the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand.
He joined Abel & Imray in 2007 and is based in the firm’s London office.