Wilma is a European and UK Patent Attorney based in J A Kemp's London office. She handles drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications covering a wide range of subject matter, including gene therapy, antibodies, diagnostics, pharmaceutical formulations, and vaccines. She works with a variety of different clients including large multinational corporations, universities, as well as SMEs. Wilma regularly works closely with in-house counsel and scientists, advising on strategy and providing input on practical matters. She also has extensive experience coordinating prosecution of large patent families across multiple jurisdictions.
Wilma obtained an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences (Biological) and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge. She was awarded a prestigious Croucher Cambridge International scholarship to support her PhD. Her research was focussed on multidrug resistance, and particularly localising and characterising multidrug binding surfaces in bacterial ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. Whilst writing up her thesis, Wilma gained work experience at F-Star Biotechnology, a Cambridge-based company that develops bispecific antibodies.
Wilma is fluent in spoken Mandarin and Cantonese and in written Chinese.
In her spare time, Wilma enjoys dancing, baking and learning languages.
Wilma joined J A Kemp in 2014 and became an associate in 2019.