Ben Tolley

European Patent Attorney and Intellectual Property Specialist in London, United Kingdom

Ben Tolley

European Patent Attorney and Intellectual Property Specialist in London, United Kingdom

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I am a European Patent Attorney at HGF Limited specialising in intellectual property matters relating to biotechnology. I am interested in helping clients to protect, develop and commercialise their research.

My research background primarily centred on molecular genetics and plant biotechnology specifically. This included a PhD at Cambridge University which focussed on dissecting the molecular mechanisms underpinning leaf development and gene expression in C4 plants, with an emphasis on developing strategies for engineering C4 photosynthesis into C3 crop systems to improve their productivity.

I work with a range of clients from multinational corporations and SMEs to universities and spin-outs across a broad range of biotech subject matter but have particular experience in the areas of gene editing tools, genetic testing and plant biotechnologies.