Alice Smart

Trainee Patent Attorney


Alice is a Trainee Patent Attorney in our Manchester office and has a BSc in Genetics and Biochemistry from Aberystwyth University.  During her degree she undertook research investigating quorum sensing between bacteria. After graduation Alice worked for Wyeth Research as a formulation scientist developing and manufacturing early phase formulations for clinical trials. She completed a PhD in pharmaceutics at the UCL School of Pharmacy in 2013. Her BBSRC CASE funded project involved formulating polymeric nano and micro particles for the oral delivery of protein and peptide drugs. Since completing her PhD Alice has worked for Astra Zeneca as a regulatory chemistry, manufacturing and control associate.

Specific areas of expertise in patents:

  • Biological deposits
  • Biosensors
  • Diagnostic methods and tools
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Genomics
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Medical devices
  • Medical treatment regimes
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Oncology
  • Personalised medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Protein biochemistry
  • Vaccinology

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