Alison brings over 18 years of IP expertise to Haley Guiliano to head up the European Life Sciences and Chemistry practice. She is highly experienced in all proceedings before the European Patent Office, including prosecution and post-grant opposition and appeal matters. She also handles SPC applications at the UKIPO. Alison’s specialist areas include immune-oncology (monoclonal antibodies and TCRs), genetic manipulation, mRNA, formulations, and cell and gene therapy. She also has extensive experience in the food tech area, including human and pet foods, beverages and nutraceuticals.
Alison is well known for her commercial view point and strategic advice as well as being friendly and approachable, which is why large multinational pharma companies, growing biotech companies, start-ups and universities become long standing clients of hers.
Alison works with her clients to help determine their IP strategy and build their patent portfolios, acting as pseudo in-house counsel in some instances, getting to know all aspects of their particular IP journey, from discussions with scientists to presenting papers to C-suite members. She works closely with her US colleagues to produce a coordinated approach to her clients’ IP in Europe, the US and other jurisdictions.
Alison has carried out numerous freedom to operate analyses and opinions for new products and for biosimilars. She has successfully cleared the way for her clients’ products with targeted oppositions to blocking European patents.
In her spare time Ali loves to be outdoors, preferably in the sunshine, whether that’s skiing, camping, at a festival or relaxing on a beach with her young family.