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Laura Carney

Patent Attorney

Laura joined Greaves Brewster in 2019 as a UK Patent Attorney, following her training for five years at another private practice firm. Laura holds a first class degree in Biology from the University of York, as well as a PhD from the University of Bristol. Her PhD research focused on the immunoregulatory role of the cytokine IL-10 in peptide therapy for the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS). Laura stepped into the IP world after time spent as an intern in the research commercialisation department at the University of Bristol. This experience gave Laura a unique insight into the challenges and practicalities facing her clients; such an experience proved invaluable to Laura for putting herself in her clients’ shoes. As a result, Laura prides herself on being adaptable and practical to her clients’ needs.

Laura has worked on a wealth of technology during her time in the IP profession. This has included food technology, genome engineering, vaccines, antibodies, therapies, medical devices, AI for medical technologies, and diagnostic assays, amongst others. Throughout her career, Laura has worked with a range of clients, from start-up companies to multinational corporations. Laura has particular experience in assisting Universities; she is passionate about the variety of technology which emerges from Universities and has a clear understanding of the challenges faced by academia. She is also experienced in patent prosecution across the globe, with particular experience in the prosecution of patent applications in the US and Europe.