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Dr Lisa Page is a partner in the intellectual property team in Birmingham who specialises in the life sciences sector. With a client base ranging from pharmaceutical companies to biotech start-ups and spin-outs, she advises on all stages of the drug development pathway including registration, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, pre-clinical and clinical development as well as on multi-party collaborations and spin-outs. She has particular experience in the development stage of new products, covering pipeline, co-development, out-licensing and in-licensing arrangements.

Alongside intellectual property and life sciences, Lisa has a separate practice focusing on state aid as it applies to research and development including the R&D&I Framework and GBER. She has advised on a number of high value grant funded and research infrastructure projects in addition to providing guidance to research organisations more generally on state aid compliance.

Lisa has a PhD in molecular microbiology and direct practical experience of working in the pharmaceutical industry before re-training as a solicitor. Her scientific background provides a specialist insight into the issues faced by her clients and enables her to speak their language when advising on development programmes and the exploitation of life science technologies. She has held a number of in-house legal roles, including at the Energy Technologies Institute and Coventry University, and was recently appointed director of the West Midlands Health Technology Cluster Organisation.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a cutting edge algae biotechnology company on a major co-development deal with Unilever.
  • Advising a US client on the drafting and negotiation of a complex multi-million dollar patent licensing, co-development and assignment agreement.
  • Acting for a French pharmaceutical company as a patent licensee in a new indication on a clinical trial manufacturing and supply agreement.
  • Representing a research organisation on a series of co-development and in-licensing agreements for novel anti-infectives.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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