Our services are centred around intellectual property that can be registered. We protect innovation, design, and branding across all sectors of industry, and at all stages in the supply chain.

For each IP right we offer services covering strategic advice, pre-registration searches, registrations and renewals, oppositions and dispute resolution. We handle work throughout the world, working with local colleagues in over 100 countries.


Our attorneys specialise in one or more sectors of industry, which enables them to provide quality advice with a commercial focus.

Our patent specialists have detailed understanding of the background technology, which ensures that your patent applications are prepared with the correct scope, reducing the likelihood of challenges from third parties and objections from the patent office.

They also advise whether other forms of protection would be more appropriate. Our brand specialists work with brand managers for leading brands and their advice is commercially focussed making sure that you get the best value from your budget.

Rose Hughes #


Cambridge Office

Rose specialises in biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent work, including medical devices, microfluidics, transgenic organisms, diagnostics, stem cells and bioengineering. Rose handles patent work in many jurisdictions, including prosecution of international (PCT), European, US, Japanese and Chinese patent applications. Rose also has significant patent drafting experience. Rose acts for a wide range of clients including academic institutions and multinational companies.

Rose is a regular contributor to the leading intellectual property blog IPKat.

Rose’s background includes molecular biology, chemistry and immunology. She completed a BA in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and has a PhD in Infectious disease from University College London (UCL). Rose’s PhD focussed on HIV infection of innate immune cells, through which she gained extensive experience of RNAi, bacterial cloning and molecular biology.

In her free time, Rose is a keen cook. She enjoys recipe development and exploring world cuisines.



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VCard CV


  • European Patent Attorney (2018)
  • PhD in Infectious Disease, University College London
  • BA in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • CIPA Foundation examinations


  • Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
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