Catherine Williamson (Senior Associate) - Bristol (UK)

Catherine Williamson

Senior Associate

Job Title

  • UK and European Patent Attorney


  • BSc. Natural Sciences (Biology and Chemistry) (University of Durham)
  • MSc. Molecular Medicine (Imperial College, London)


  • Chemistry and Life Sciences
    • Biotech & life sciences
    • Pharma & healthcare
    • Consumer products
    • Speciality chemicals
    • Chemical engineering
    • Green technologies
    • Industrial minerals, petrochemistry & polymers

Language skills

  • English

Catherine joined the Chemistry and Life Sciences team at Haseltine Lake as a trainee patent attorney in 2011. She qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney in 2014 and became a Senior Associate in November 2016. Catherine also completed the Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate in 2016.

Catherine works with a wide range of clients including Universities, SMEs and larger multinational companies, and particularly has experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to biotechnology, therapeutics, diagnostic assays, materials chemistry, catalysts and industrial minerals and mineral-containing products. She also has experience of prosecuting families of patent applications overseas, including in the US, Japan and China Catherine also works on opposition and appeal cases at the EPO and advises on freedom-to-operate and infringement issues on a regular basis. In 2015, Catherine completed a secondment at a multinational company enabling her to gain valuable in-house experience.

Catherine joined Haseltine Lake after obtaining a First Class Honours degree from the University of Durham and a Master's degree with Distinction from Imperial College London. Her degree studies provided her with a background in a broad range of organic and inorganic chemistry, molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry.

Contact Catherine Williamson (Senior Associate)
Address Redcliff Quay,
120 Redcliff Street,
BS1 6HU United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 117 910 3200
F: +44 (0) 117 910 3201

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