Emma Powell

Trainee Patent Attorney

Emma has experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide within the biotechnology, food, and beverage sectors and for a range of clients including SMEs, universities and pharmaceutical companies.

In her spare time, Emma loves to travel, including taking the opportunity to scuba dive abroad when she can. Her recent scuba diving trips have taken her to the exotic waters of Indonesia and Japan. She also enjoys exploring nature, especially through a long bike ride or a hike, and spending time with her family and friends.

Emma’s areas of specialisms in the biotechnology sector include:

  • Antibody therapeutics
  • Gene therapies
  • Neurotoxins
  • Diagnostics
  • Pharmaceuticals

Emma also has experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications within the food and beverage sector.

Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a First Class Integrated Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences (MBio), where for her Master’s project, she investigated the role of the transcription factor Sequoia during autophagy in fruit flies. Her contributions to the research helped publish key findings.  She also completed a year in industry as part of her Master’s Degree, where she worked for the pharmaceutical company UCB, and investigated their compounds for treating immunological disease.

During her Master’s project, she identified the visual system as a new academic area of interest and pursued research into this field by studying for a PhD at the Francis Crick Institute. Her PhD focused on the fundamental mechanisms underlying neurite remodelling in the visual system of fruit flies. Whilst studying for her PhD, she contributed to a book chapter detailing the technical information for using Flybow, one of the key tools she used during her PhD.

Emma joined Gill Jennings & Every LLP in 2023 as a part-qualified patent attorney. Prior to this, she trained at another top-tier London based IP firm and whilst in this position, she was awarded a certificate in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University London.