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Christopher Burnett

Associate

A.A. Thornton & Co

Christopher Burnett is a UK Chartered and European Patent Attorney in the Chemistry, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals patent department. Chris’ client base spreads across a range of industry sectors, however his key client base operates in pharmaceuticals.

Services


  • Patents

Core Responsibilities


  • Drafting and prosecuting patent applications
  • Drafting patent applications
  • Prosecuting patent applications before the European patent office (EPO) and UK Intellectual property office
  • Representing clients at EPO oral proceedings
  • Instructing foreign associates on prosecution of foreign patent applications
  • Managing patent portfolios
  • Drafting and recordal of assignments in the UK, Europe and overseas
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal proceedings before the EPO

 Career


  • Chris began his patent career at Sanderson & Co, a private practice firm in Colchester in 2003
  • He went on to Laudens, a private practice firm in Hertfordshire in 2010
  • He joined A.A. Thornton & Co. in December 2013

Industries


  • Agriculture
  • Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals

Qualifications


  • BSc Biochemistry, Edinburgh University
  • MSc Management of Intellectual Property, Queen Mary & Westfield University
  • Qualified as a UK Chartered Patent Attorney in 2008
  • Qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2009
  • Qualified as a European Design Attorney

Professional Memberships


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Member of the European Patent Institute (EPI)

Related News


AA Thornton attends the ABHI Parliamentary Reception at Westminster

Reporting on the second annual ABHI Parlimentary Reception Attorneys Marianne Privett, Alex Bone and Chris Burnett from our Medical Devices team attended the second annual Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) parliamentary reception at Westminster on Monday night. They were joined by over 200 guests, including Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt… Read more »


IP Inclusive Week at AA Thornton

AA Thornton celebrates IP Inclusive Week AA Thornton took part in the celebration of IP Inclusive Week, to showcase the importance of diversity and inclusion in the IP professions. At the start of the week, IP Inclusive launched a pack for running a work experience day, making it easy for firms to invite students to… Read more »


Careers in Ideas launch event

Careers in Ideas launch event Associate Patent Attorney Chris Burnett reflects on the launch of Careers In Ideas, and the work ahead to raise awareness of IP with students. “On 10 April 2018, a crowd of over 100 IP professionals, careers experts and students gathered at the Royal Society of Medicine for the launch of… Read more »


Related Events


  • AA Thornton attends the ABHI Parliamentary Reception at Westminster

    Reporting on the second annual ABHI Parlimentary Reception Attorneys Marianne Privett, Alex Bone and Chris Burnett from our Medical Devices team attended the second annual Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) parliamentary reception at Westminster on Monday night. They were joined by over 200 guests, including Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt… Read more »

  • Standard Chartered Great City Race 2018

    Team (left to right): Phoebe Withnall, Rebecca Brenton, Natalie Jochacy, Hannah Bettles, Mike Jennings, Fionnuala Richardson, Chris Burnett, Emma Lau, Stuart Greenwood, Alex Bone, Michael Dawson, Adrian Bennett, Vanessa King, Sarah Neil. On Tuesday 17th July, AA Thornton took part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race for the 8th year running. This is a… Read more »

  • ABHI Parliamentary Reception

    Attorneys Marianne Privett and Chris Burnett from our Medical Devices team attended the inaugural Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) parliamentary reception at Westminster last night. Joined by 170 delegates, including MPs and Lords, ABHI CEO Peter Ellingworth and Health Select Committee member Maggie Throup MP delivered speeches praising the significant contribution made to the… Read more »

Related Publications


  • Patent protection of medical devices

    Patent protection of medical devices – time for a rethink? This article was first published by Bio Science Today in March 2019 Introduction The duration of patent protection for medical devices is up to twenty years, as for any other type of device. Pharmaceuticals, on the other hand, may be entitled to an extended duration… Read more »

  • East Anglia Business Magazine: The Importance of Intellectual Property

    The Importance of Intellectual Property Associate Attorney, Christopher Burnett, recently wrote an article ‘The Importance of Intellectual Property’ for East Anglia in Business Magazine, and the full magazine can be read  here.. Chris’s article identifies different IP rights, what they protect and how they are obtained in order to then commercialise them. Below is Chris’s… Read more »

  • Landmark UK Supreme Court Judgment in Warner Lambert v Generics (Mylan) & Actavis (Pregabalin / Lyrica)

    Sufficiency and Infringement of Second Medical Use Patents Landmark UK Supreme Court Judgment in Warner Lambert v Generics (Mylan) & Actavis (Pregabalin/Lyrica) The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has now released their long-awaited decision relating to the tests for sufficiency and infringement for second medical use patents, in particular those with so-called “Swiss-form” claims… Read more »