European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney
Call +44 (0)1225 469 914
or email Tim Hewson here
Tim has a degree in
Cell Biology from Durham University and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Edinburgh
University. He is a Chartered Biologist and Member of the Institute of Biology.
His Ph.D. was on HIV interactions with macrophages and dendritic cells, and induction
of immune tolerance via the Notch signalling pathway and he has special
expertise in immunology and cell biology. Tim joined the firm in 2001, and
became a Partner in 2009.
Almost all of his patent work is in the biotechnology and related fields, and includes work for universities and start-up companies as well as larger international corporations. Tim handles a substantial amount of prosecution work at the EPO, and he has recently worked on inventions in the areas of bioinformatics, screening assays, antibodies, diagnostic methods, expression vectors and the use of recombinant gene technology in tissue engineering and screening technologies. He has been extensively involved in prosecuting applications relating to inventions arising from bioinformatics analysis of nucleic acid sequences, and has experience of searching of gene sequence databases. Tim has also advised on IP ownership issues.
Tim is based in the firm's Bath office, but is also regularly in our Cardiff and London offices.