Partner and head of the IP team. Specialises in non-contentious IP/IT transactions in the life sciences and technology sectors, advising a range of clients including start-ups, global majors and technology users. Worked in-house as EU Legal Director of a NASDAQ-listed US software house. Regularly operates at the cutting edge of technology on issues such as open innovation, open source and technology standardisation. Was involved in the establishment of ERBI, the leading Cambridge biotechnology networking organisation and is asked regularly by Cambridge University to mentor pre start-up technology entrepreneurs.