Freya Hine


MSci (Hons) PhD CPA EPA

Freya holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Nottingham and was awarded the Turner Prize for best thesis.

With a particular emphasis on inorganic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, polymer chemistry and medical devices, Freya has experience of advising on freedom to practice and validity matters as well as attending hearings before the European Patent Office (EPO).

Freya has experience in drafting patent applications, prosecuting patent applications in the UK and Europe and managing large international patent portfolios for a diverse range of clients, from large multi-nationals to universities and SMEs.

Specific areas of expertise in patents:

  • Catalysis
  • Clean technology
  • Cosmetic products
  • Diagnostic methods and tools
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Medical treatment regimes
  • Novel active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Packaging technology
  • Paints and coatings
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymers
  • Processes for manufacturing chemical products
  • Speciality chemicals
  • Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)

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