Lizzie Davenport
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Lizzie Davenport

Associate, European and UK Patent Attorney

Lizzie is a European and UK Patent Attorney. Lizzie qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Edinburgh, before undertaking an Integrated Training Fellowship combining clinical practice with a PhD in immunology at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. During her PhD, Lizzie studied mechanisms of immune tolerance by using mouse models of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases to investigate the role of phosphoinositide 3-kinase signaling in regulatory T cells.

Lizzie’s interest in immunology has continued since joining J A Kemp in 2013 and becoming an associate in 2018. Lizzie handles numerous cases relating to immunotherapeutics and vaccines. In particular, Lizzie drafts and prosecutes applications concerning chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, platforms for priming and stimulating anti-cancer immune responses, and peptide vaccines against endemic and emerging diseases. Lizzie is also involved in a number of oppositions against antibody cases.

During her time at J A Kemp, Lizzie has additionally gained experience in the fields of regenerative medicine and sequencing technology. Lizzie’s clinical background does though afford her a broad grounding in the biomedical sciences, including pharmacology, physiology, pathology and epidemiology, as well as an appreciation of real-life diagnostic and therapeutic strategies and challenges.

Lizzie is based in our Oxford office, where many of her clients are smaller, local companies. Accordingly, a key aspect of Lizzie’s work involves invention spotting, advising on patent strategy and drafting new applications, working closely with scientists to understand technical aspects of new inventions. Lizzie also works with a number of larger, US-based clients and applicants.

In her spare time, Lizzie enjoys walking with her sausage dog in the Oxfordshire countryside, taking dance classes, and cookery.