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Dr Marianne Privett

Partner

A.A. Thornton & Co

Dr Marianne Privett is a Partner and UK Chartered and European Patent Attorney in the Chemistry, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals patent department. Marianne has experience in a variety of fields including catalysis, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, laboratory equipment and packaging.

Services


  • Patents

Core Responsibilities


  • Drafting patent applications
  • Prosecuting patent applications in numerous countries
  • Providing advice on patentability
  • Providing advice on freedom to operate
  • Managing patent portfolios
  • Oppositions and Appeals at the EPO

 Career


  • She began her patent career in 2003 at Johnson Matthey, a large speciality chemicals company
  • She began her career in private practice in 2007
  • She joined A.A. Thornton & Co. in 2010
  • She joined the EQE Examination Committee for Paper C in 2014
  • She was promoted to Senior Associate in July 2017
  • Marianne was promoted to Partner in September 2018

Industries


  • Agriculture
  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals

 Qualifications


  • MChem and PhD Materials Chemistry, University of Southampton
  • Gained the Queen Mary Certificate in 2004
  • Qualified as a UK chartered patent attorney in 2010
  • Qualified as a European patent attorney in 2010

Professional Memberships


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

Languages


  • French

Related News


AA Thornton’s letter of recommendation to the EPO 2019

AA Thornton’s advice for EPO management EPO President Mr António Campinos invited AA Thornton to provide recommendations for the EPO’s strategic plan for 2019-2023, and our letter is shown below. AA Thornton has actively encouraged the EPO in several of its recent initiatives. The ‘Early Certainty from Search’ scheme and the recent major reorganisation of… Read more »


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 »


The year in review: AA Thornton on Battery Technology

 AA Thornton reflect on the past year in the battery and energy storage industries On the 4th and 5th of December, Patent Attorneys Marianne Privett and David Blair attended the ‘Battery and Energy Storage Show 2018’ hosted by Warwick University (with Matt Havron joining them on the 5th December). At the event, Marianne and David… Read more »


Related Events


  • AA Thornton takes part in 2019 Standard Chartered City Race

    Nine years running… On Tuesday 16th July, a team of willing and enthusiastic runners from AA Thornton took part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race.   This is an annual 5km road race around closed off streets of the City of London which this year had a record 5,592 participants all helping to raise… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • The year in review: AA Thornton on Battery Technology

     AA Thornton reflect on the past year in the battery and energy storage industries On the 4th and 5th of December, Patent Attorneys Marianne Privett and David Blair attended the ‘Battery and Energy Storage Show 2018’ hosted by Warwick University (with Matt Havron joining them on the 5th December). At the event, Marianne and David… Read more »

Related Publications


  • Mighty MasSpec Pen

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers based in Austin, Texas have developed a handheld device that accurately analyses tissue samples in vivo enabling real-time cancer diagnosis during surgery. When treating cancer, surgeons often remove the whole tumour with a margin of healthy tissue. If the margin is too big then healthy tissue will have been removed… Read more »

  • New European Medical Devices Regulations – Improving standards for Patients

    Two new EU regulations were recently adopted to help regulate the over 500,000 types of medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic medical devices currently available in the EU. The medical devices regulation applies to the huge range of medical devices available – from relatively simple first aid technology such as sticking plasters, through drug delivery devices such as… Read more »

  • Reversing my view of Parking Assist

    During a chat with my Automotive group colleagues about developments in automotive technology I confessed that although I’d owned my “new” car for over a year, I hadn’t yet dared to try the parking assist function. Something about a car parking itself made me feel slightly uneasy. My colleagues pointed out that this was perhaps… Read more »