Philip French

Philip French

Senior Associate
+44(0) 2072 429984

Professional Qualifications:
European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney

Academic Qualifications:
B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Salford
Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Birmingham

Philip joined Abel + Imray in 2018 and is based in the London Office.  Philip has a degree and PhD in biochemistry and during his degree spent a year at ICI pharmaceuticals looking at the inhibition of prostaglandin and leukotriene production.  Philip’s Ph.D. was a CASE award with ICI Pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining Abel + Imray, Philip worked for a generic pharmaceutical company and trained and worked for a number of years in the patents group at AstraZeneca.  He has also worked for another private practice firm.  Prior to training as a patent attorney, Philip worked as a postdoctoral research fellow.

Philip has extensive experience of patenting in the pharmaceutical field, covering small molecule chemistry projects, in addition to biologics projects, particularly antibodies.  Philip has experience of all aspects of patent practice, including drafting, freedom to operate analyses and experience of patent prosecution throughout the world.  He has appeared before the European Patent Office (EPO) Opposition Division and the EPO Board of Appeal.