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Ross Cummings

Senior Associate

Ross Cummings

Qualifications

Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Ross graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an Honours Degree in Medical Microbiology and went on to obtain a PhD in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine studying malaria.

Career History

Ross joined Gill Jennings & Every in 2017, having previously worked at another top tier firm of patent and trademark attorneys. Ross also spent two years working in-house as Intellectual Property Counsel at a multinational pharmaceutical company between these roles.

Ross originally joined the patent profession in 2006 and qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2011 and a European Patent Attorney in 2012.

Ross Cummings

Senior Associate

Ross works on a wide variety of subject areas in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device fields. Ross has particular experience working on inventions involving immunology, cell biology, genomics, microbiology, cancer therapeutics and drug delivery.

Ross advises a range of domestic and international companies from universities and small start-ups, through to medium and large biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Ross is experienced in biotech patent drafting, global and European patent prosecution, conducting European freedom-to-operate assessments and European oppositions and appeals.

His background working both in private practice and industry has helped Ross to develop experience not only of managing large patent portfolios, but also providing strategic advice in relation to patent and SPC litigation, merger and acquisition due diligence and pharmaceutical product development, life-cycle management, clearance and launch strategies.

Ross seeks to understand his clients’ commercial and strategic goals and tailors his intellectual property advice accordingly.

In his spare time, Ross enjoys regularly working out at his local CrossFit Box and spending quality time with his wife and young daughter.