European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney
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or email Toby Thompson here
Toby has an MSci degree in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the same University. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He joined Abel & Imray in 2008, and qualified both as a UK Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2011.
His patent work covers the field of medicinal and organic chemistry, in particular new small molecules and peptide therapeutics, as well as chemical processes for preparing organic molecules. He has expertise in the fields of respiratory and inflammatory diseases, as well as obesity, diabetes, and ocular conditions. Toby handles drafting and prosecution work in Europe and the UK, as well as European oppositions. He is experienced at handling large patent portfolios and co-ordinating prosecution of patent families across the world. Toby also has experience of obtaining UK Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs), and implementing pan-European SPC filing programmes.
Prior to joining Abel & Imray Toby spent five years working for AstraZeneca in medicinal chemistry, initially as a Senior Research Scientist working in drug discovery, and subsequently as a Team Leader with responsibility for a group working at the interface between medicinal and process chemistry.
Toby is based in the firm's London office.