Alison graduated from Durham University in 1985 with a degree in chemistry. She went on to obtain an MSc in medicinal chemistry, following which she joined the patents department at Reckitt & Colman Pharmaceuticals.
She subsequently worked in private practice, qualifying as a chartered patent attorney in 1991 and a European patent attorney in 1992. From 1994 to 1996 she worked at Zeneca Agrochemicals (now Syngenta), and then left to establish a consultancy business.
Alison specialises in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological fields and has extensive experience of patent drafting, prosecution and opinion work. She also works on oppositions and provides advice on patent strategy and due diligence.
BSc in Chemistry, University of Durham
MSc in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Hull
Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney