Having trained at Bird & Bird, Eleanor qualified into the Intellectual Property Group in September 2004 and completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property in June 2006.
Before entering the legal world, Eleanor obtained a BSc degree in Cell Biology from Durham University and spent time teaching in Japan.
Eleanor's practice is focused on contentious matters and she has a particular interest in the life sciences and food sectors. She has acted in important pharmaceutical patent cases for Baxter Healthcare Corp (Sevoflurane), Warner-Lambert Company (Atorvastatin), Actavis (Finasteride and Fluvastatin), Gedeon Richter (Drospirenone) and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (Copaxone) as well as actions concerning trade mark infringement and passing off (for Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd - Alfred McAlpine’s rebranding; and for Globe GB Limited - designs on the sides of shoes) and unregistered community design right and copyright (for Mattel - My Scene dolls).
Eleanor is experienced in co-ordinating and working on multi-jurisdictional matters (including patent opposition proceedings at the EPO) and regularly works with colleagues from our other offices.
Eleanor's non-contentious practice involves advising on intellectual property portfolio management and strategy, freedom to operate and intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions including due diligence reports.