Roona has worked in intellectual property since 2008 and is a qualified European Patent Attorney and Chartered Patent Attorney. She holds a first class master's degree and a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Oxford. She was appointed a partner in 2016.
Roona represents academic institutions, SMEs and large multinational companies, and advises on all patent matters in the life sciences and chemistry sectors. She has a wealth of experience in drafting and filing UK, European and international patent applications, prosecuting patent applications at the UK Intellectual Property Office, European Patent Office and worldwide, providing written and oral representation before the European Patent Office in opposition and appeal proceedings, performing competitor surveillance, providing infringement and validity opinions, invention capturing, and advising on due diligence matters.
Roona’s area of expertise encompasses molecular biology, biotechnology, food technology and nutrition, general and organic chemistry, diagnostics, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. She has particular expertise in:
Roona has assisted her clients in developing and managing patent portfolios across multiple jurisdictions including Europe, the USA, Japan, China, Australia, and Canada. She offers clear, focused, and tailored advice to meet the individual needs of every client.
Roona has been involved in providing training programmes to assist with IP awareness. She is also involved in the training and supervision of those preparing to qualify as a patent attorney.
Roona is proficient in French.