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Eleanor Healey

Associate, European and UK Patent Attorney

Ellie is a European and UK Patent Attorney based in our London office. Her cases cover a broad range of subject matter, including small molecule drugs, cell culture methods, drug delivery systems and stem cell technologies. In particular, Ellie has experience handling cases in the fields of diagnostics and personalised medicine, for example related to protein-based biosensors and methods for biomarker detection and analysis. Ellie works with US attorney firms and also with a number of UK-based biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Ellie’s work focusses primarily on European prosecution, but she has also drafted a number of patent applications and coordinated filings and prosecution around the world. Ellie has also assisted with opposition and appeal post-grant proceedings before the European Patent Office.

In 2017 Ellie was awarded the Bill Caro Prize for achieving the highest overall mark in the Queen Mary Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law examinations. In 2020 Ellie was also awarded the Strode Prize for the candidate passing the UK final diploma Advanced IP Law and Practice paper with the highest mark.

Ellie obtained her MSci degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge before completing a Wellcome Trust funded DPhil programme in Structural Biology at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research focussed on using protein X-ray crystallography and other biophysical techniques to analyse signalling complexes. Her research led to publications in high impact journals and Ellie also received a graduate research prize from Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Medicine. 

In her spare time Ellie enjoys open water swimming and hiking, and also attends weekly German language classes.

Ellie joined J A Kemp in 2015 and became an associate in 2020.




University of Cambridge, Masters Degree in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry); University of Oxford, Dphil in Structural Biology

Professional Qualifications

European Patent Attorney; UK Chartered Patent Attorney

Membership of Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)



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