Rachel's role involves advising clients and client teams on IP issues, IP know how and risk management, thought leadership and client training.
Rachel is the professional support consultant to the Intellectual Property group. With a medical sciences degree as a well as a law degree, and a background in advising clients on matters across the full range of IP rights (including trade mark/branding, design right and copyright disputes and patent litigation, in particular, in the area of biotechnology), Rachel is responsible for the IP group's thought leadership. She trains clients, presents at client events and external conferences, coordinates the firm's IP knowledge management, leads on risk management of IP issues for clients and the firm, and provides support to our clients through dedicated advice lines and briefings. Rachel also runs our IP blog 'Intellectual Property Notes' and our Unified Patent Court hub. Recent thought leadership campaigns have included Open Innovation: Collaborate to Innovate, Data as an asset, and the Future of Consumer series. Rachel regularly has articles published in the major IP and legal journals, including PLC Magazine and Managing Intellectual Property. She edited the Olympics section in the new Sports law volume of Halsbury's Laws of England. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (OUP).