Partner, Patent Attorney, Venner Shipley:
Anton is a UK and European patent attorney, and manages our Guildford office. He is a Partner in our Chemical & Life Sciences team, and is recognized by Legal 500 (2015) as being “highly recommended” and “knowledgeable”. Anton is also a member of our business development committee.
Anton specialises in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical and medical device patent matters. In particular, he has a deep understanding of molecular biology, genomics & proteomics, biochemistry, peptidomimetics, human genetics, immunology & antibody technology, plant biotechnology, diagnostics & therapeutics, vaccines, stem cells, small molecules, formulations, chemical engineering, materials science, pharmaceuticals, and SPC’s.
Anton has gained considerable experience in handling all aspects of patent practice, especially meeting inventors directly, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the UKIPO, the EPO and national patent offices. Anton has drafted hundred’s of patent applications in the biotech and chemical sectors, and is experienced in managing international patent filing strategies for his clients.
Anton has significant experience of advising clients in relation to patent infringement and validity, freedom-to-operate clearances of third party patents, and providing due diligence opinions. Anton also enjoys complex opposition and appeal work, and regularly attends oral proceedings at the EPO.
Anton works for a broad spectrum of clients, and has extensive experience of working with academic institutions and associated technology transfer departments, university-derived spin-out companies, SME’s, as well as large multinational biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He is very proactive, and provides his clients with clear, commercially relevant advice. Anton regularly lectures on a variety of IP-related topics, including patenting bioscience inventions.