Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Lara graduated from the University of Glasgow with a first class Master’s Degree in Chemistry in 2012. Her Master’s project involved the synthesis of novel polynuclear metallic complexes for use as single molecule magnets (SMMs).She also holds the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, from Queen Mary University of London.
Other Languages: French
Lara joined GJE in 2013. Lara qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2017 and a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2018.
Prior to joining the firm, Lara worked as a chemistry teaching assistant in Bordeaux, France for one year and undertook a 12-month research placement investigating the use of ternary nitrides in hydrogen storage as a component of her degree.
Lara is a Chartered & European Patent Attorney, who handles a wide variety of work relating to patents in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. She has considerable experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications across these fields, in both Europe and the UK. She has a particular focus on contentious issues and regularly represents clients at the EPO in opposition and appeal proceedings. Lara seeks to provide strategic IP advice which is tailored to her clients’ commercial goals.
Lara’s areas of specialism include:
• man-made vitreous fibres such as insulation products and industrial horticultural growth media
• polymer chemistry
• detergents and their components including surfactants
• household fragrance products
• personal care products including skin and hair care products.
Lara has experience working with large multinational companies as well as start-ups and SMEs in the UK, Europe and further afield.
In her spare time, Lara enjoys travelling and learning new languages. She is fluent in French, conversational in Portuguese and is learning Spanish.