Astrid provides legal support to the intellectual property and life sciences teams, keeping them up-to-date with developments in the fast-moving IP world. She coordinates the sharing of key legal developments with clients, through regular eBulletins, website content and training, and also assists with client work.
Astrid trained at a City law firm. She qualified into the intellectual property practice there in 1988 where she enjoyed acting on a wide range of high profile transactional and litigious matters, primarily in the IP, media and technology fields. After eight years she moved to a teaching job at the University of Law for two years before returning to her original firm as a professional support lawyer. She moved to Stevens & Bolton in 2016.
Astrid’s work spans all areas of intellectual property. Recent projects have included developments in pharmaceutical patenting, trade mark filing strategies, the impact of EU copyright reforms, and how to protect trade secrets when employees move on. In the last few years, the question of how Brexit will affect right holders and business users of IP has, of course, been a continuing theme.
Astrid writes widely on intellectual property topics. Recent articles include:
- Essential Issues for patent and know-how licensing, The Pharma Letter February 2020
- Sampling requires consent – except when it doesn’t, Intellectual Property Magazine, August 2019
- Levelling the playing field, European Biopharmaceutical Review, Winter 2020