Barbara Fleck


BSc(Hons), PhD, CPA, EPA

Barbara’s experience both in private practice and in-house enables her to provide commercially relevant and clear advice to her clients; in particular on integrating intellectual property (IP) into business strategy.

Highly regarded for her client advice, her work includes a wide range of technologies in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas, with a specialist in-depth knowledge in the fields of antibody therapeutics and agrisciences.

Barbara enjoys working closely with start-up companies, universities and SMEs, regularly providing validity and freedom to operate assessments and is experienced in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office (EPO) and global IP portfolio management.

Specific areas of expertise in patents:

  • Agriscience
  • Antibodies
  • Bacteriotherapy and microbiome
  • Diagnostic methods and tools
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Genomics
  • Immunology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medical treatment regimes
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Oncology
  • Personalised medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plant Science
  • RNA interference
  • Vaccinology
  • Virology

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