Associate, Patent Attorney
Life Sciences


Laura handles a wide range of patent work in the life sciences sector, from pre-drafting advice to drafting and prosecution of worldwide patent portfolios. Laura also has experience with European oppositions.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cell therapy
  • Cancer therapeutics
  • Autoimmune therapeutics
  • Diagnostics, prognostics and biomarkers
  • Nucleic acid and protein therapeutics


Laura works with a range of clients in the life sciences field, from SMEs and multinational corporations to universities, spin-outs and research institutes. She has particular experience working with universities and spin-outs. 


Laura has an undergraduate BSc degree in Biology from the University of York and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Bristol. 

Laura’s PhD research investigated the temporal and spatial expression of Interleukin-10 in an autoimmune tolerance model. During her PhD, Laura spent six months as a Research Commercialisation Intern at the University of Bristol. 

Laura joined Mewburn Ellis in 2023, having qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2019 and as a European Patent Attorney in 2021.