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EDWARD COUCHMAN

Associate, Patent Attorney
Life Sciences

Cambridge

Ed is experienced in drafting patent applications and prosecuting them around the world, with a particular focus on the fields of immunotherapy and enzyme technology. He is also experienced in carrying out freedom-to-operate (FTO) analysis for clients looking to bring new products to market.

Areas of Expertise

  • Antibody therapeutics
  • Cell therapies and related technologies
  • Large molecule therapeutics
  • Enzyme technology
  • Diagnostics and biomarkers
  • Detection assays (particularly nucleic acid-based detection assays)

Clients

Ed works with a wide range of clients in the life sciences field from the UK and internationally, from university spin-outs and SMEs to multinational biotech corporations, and universities and research institutes.

Background

Ed has a degree in biochemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in molecular microbiology from Imperial College London. His PhD research focussed on putative virulence factors in Clostridium difficile.

Ed qualified as a European and Chartered Patent Attorney in 2021, and joined Mewburn Ellis in 2022.