Charles Renney

Charles Renney

Part-Qualified Attorney

Academic qualifications

PhD in Organic Chemistry - University of Bristol

MSci Chemistry with Industrial Experience - University of Bristol (1st class honours)

Charles joined Abel & Imray in 2018 and is based in the London office. For his PhD, Charles specialised on the development of novel carbohydrate binding molecules for application in, for example, diabetes treatment, and co-authored 5 publications. During this time, Charles carried out industrial placements at pharmaceutical companies GSK and Novartis.

Prior to joining the firm, Charles had been working at another IP firm in North West England, and he was previously an IP mentor at the Biotechnology YES regional event in Manchester. Charles broadly covers all areas of chemistry, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals, notably small chemical entities and pharmaceutical compositions.

Charles has a grounded experience of drafting patent applications and prosecutions, in addition to advising on freedom to operate and patent filing strategies.