Chartered and European Patent Attorney

Rachel Lanigan-Mills

MChem PhD CPA EPA

Having passed the European Qualifying Examination in 2021, Rachel is a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney.

Since joining Patent Boutique, Rachel has gained experience working with clients ranging from sole inventors through to universities and multinational corporations. Her work includes the drafting and prosecution of patent applications before the UKIPO and EPO. Rachel also has experience in global prosecution and EPO opposition proceedings.

Rachel works with clients across a wide range of technologies in the chemistry and life sciences, consumer goods and mechanical sectors. She has particular expertise in pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical formulations, dyes, home and personal care products, process chemistry, medical devices, advanced materials, small molecules, enzymes and antibodies.

She was part of our first intake of technical assistants, starting with Patent Boutique in late 2017. She joined after carrying out postdoctoral research at The Institute of Cancer Research and University College London. Prior to her postdoctoral positions, Rachel gained a first class MChem degree in Chemistry with Industrial Experience from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University College London.

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