Kate’s role as the Patent and Licence Administrator involves general patenting formalities, secretarial and administrative tasks for the Licensing & Ventures group, data entry and monitoring of database and diary deadlines. She also co-ordinates the completion of legal forms on behalf of external Patent Agents and Attorneys. Prior to this Kate spent several years working in the role of a Paralegal Patents Administrator for a law firm specialising in Intellectual Property law. Kate holds a CIPA Certificate in Patents Administration. In addition to Kate’s extensive administrative skills she is also registered as a Chartered Biologist, is a Member of the Royal Society of Biology and has spent many years working in both diagnostic and research environments.