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Fiona joined Bristows as a partner in 2009. She is an IP transactional lawyer with many years experience in working with a large range of clients across a number of sectors including IT, software, life sciences, engineering, consumer products and academia. In addition to advising blue chip companies and public bodies, Fiona advises growing technology companies, assisting them to enter new markets through licensing and other collaborative ventures.
Fiona chairs the Law Society of Scotland's accreditation panel for IP and is Board Member and Vice President of Licensing Executives Society International. She is a member of the BIA's Regenerative Medicine Industry Group. Fiona is a past Chair of the IP section of Lex Mundi and past President of the Licensing Executives Society (Britain and Ireland). Fiona is a Trustee of Get Connected, a UK Charity which supports young people, and is an honorary Vice President of St. Andrews Clinics for Children.
Fiona takes a keen interest in the proposed new Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and as a transactional IP lawyer has focused on the implications of the proposed new regime on IP transactions including licences and collaboration agreements. Fiona is keen to ensure that commercial clients ready themselves for the new regime. Fiona has recently both chaired and spoken at international conferences on UPC related matters including London, Shanghai and Hangzhou. She has also written on the topic, with one article recently appearing in an international licensing journal.
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