Bev is a Chartered Patent Attorney, Registered UK Trademark Attorney, European Patent Attorney and Community Trademark and Designs Attorney.
She has a BA (Hons) from Oxford University in Biochemistry with Chemical Pharmacology as a supplementary subject and Certificate in Intellectual Property law from Queen Mary and Westfield College. Bev has over 20 years experience as a qualified patent and trademark attorney. Before starting Ouzman IP she was a Director of a large multi-national IP firm for 15 years – and has been responsible for training many of the top biotechnology patent attorneys in Scotland! She enjoys all aspects of IP, and has vast experience in advising clients ranging from individuals and SMEs to large corporates, as well as Universities, Research Institutes and spin-out companies.
Bev has particular expertise in life sciences and biotechnology. She has handled technologies ranging from pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, nanotechnology, stem cells, viral vectors, genetic constructs, plant and protein biochemistry, to medical devices and simple household appliances. She also loves trademarks and designs.
Her aim in starting Ouzman IP was to ensure a more client-focused approach – and to have greater flexibility to charge an agreed price rather than a time-based charge. She also enjoys being able to cycle into work!
Bev was elected as a Council member for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys in 2011 and is also an Examiner for examinations for qualifying as a UK patent attorney.