- Royal Society of Chemistry
Partner at Kilburn & Strode LLP
Jennifer Harris is recognised for her excellent client care and technical expertise. She works closely with clients ranging from multinational corporations to high-growth start-ups to understand their needs and challenges, providing strategic counsel.
In terms of technology, Ms Harris specialises in chemistry. Her technical expertise is particularly strong in the areas of:
Her practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the UK Intellectual Property Office, representing clients in hearings at the EPO in pre-grant, opposition and appeal proceedings, advising on issues relating to supplementary protection certificates and the development and management of international patent filing strategies.
Ms Harris also has significant experience advising on infringement and validity issues and has been involved in several large due diligence projects in the chemical sector. This holistic experience serves her well when working with her clients to develop successful strategies for the protection of their intellectual property, especially in extremely challenging cases.
Ms Harris has particular experience and expertise in the pharmaceutical sector. She counsels several pharmaceutical companies on strategies for the development and defence of their IP portfolios in relation to key drug products throughout their lifecycle from candidates in clinical trials, through to market entry and ultimate patent expiry.