Chartered and European Patent Attorney

Rachel Lanigan-Mills


Rachel has extensive experience working with clients ranging from sole inventors through to universities and multinational corporations. Her work includes assisting clients to develop their IP strategies and patent portfolios, the drafting and prosecution of patent applications before the UKIPO and EPO, as well as the handling of opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Rachel also handles the coordination of global prosecution of large patent families.

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, antibodies, and cement manufacturing.

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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