IP Support, Paralegal


Annette is a senior paralegal with more than 28 years’ experience working in the life sciences sector. Highly motivated with strong organisational skills and attention to detail, Annette goes the extra mile to ensure the satisfaction of her clients.

Areas of Expertise

  • UK, European, International and US patent prosecution
  • National phase patent prosecution worldwide
  • European grant procedure
  • Cost estimates

Patents formalities worldwide, including:

  • Sequence listings
  • Drawings
  • Formality objections
  • Arranging execution and filing of documentation such as Powers of Attorney, Declarations, etc.


Annette works with biopharma companies, multinational biotech corporations, biotech start-ups, overseas clients and attorneys, UK universities and spin-outs.


Annette is an associate member (A.PLL) of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NAPL) and was awarded their prestigious silver medal following her success in their associate level examinations in 1998.

Before joining Mewburn Ellis LLP in 1993, Annette worked as a Patents Formalities Officer supporting the Head of Patents & Trade Marks Department in a public research company and has a background in languages (Russian, French and Spanish).


Annette’s clients have described her as being “very helpful”, and able to deliver a “prompt response” and “thorough answer” with “smooth cooperation.” Another has said she completes “strong work on all the formalities.”