Rob graduated with an honours degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Portsmouth and subsequently obtained his PhD at the University of Essex in yeast molecular biology. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the University of Texas at Dallas, University of Oxford and University of Manchester. Rob has an MBA from Leicester de Montfort University. He is a Director and joined Symbiosis in 2010.
His practise includes a diverse range of technologies including molecular and cellular biology and pharmaceuticals and has particular experience in drafting and prosecuting inventions in relation to biosimilars, cancer stem cells, vaccines, plant molecular biology and the protection of plants, controlled release pharmaceutical formulations and siRNA.
Rob is experienced in Opposition and Appeal procedure before the European Patent Office and the Australian and New Zealand Patent Offices and has attended interviews at the US Patent Office. He provides his clients with patent filing strategies and has assisted in the preparation of clients for listing on AIM. He regularly provides pragmatic due diligence advice to his clients.
Rob is based in our York office.