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Iain A. McGeoch

Patent Adviser

University of Glasgow, M.Sc. Chemistry (2006)
Univeristy of Oxford, M.Sc. Medicinal Chemistry for Cancer (2007)
CEIPI-EPI Basic European Patent Law Training Course (2016)

  • Chemistry, Materials & Pharmaceuticals

Iain joined ABG in 2014 and is responsible for the running of ABG’s Basque Country office in Bilbao. His practice focuses on patent drafting and prosecution, opinion work and patentability searches in different fields of the art, with particular emphasis on the area of chemistry and pharma. He is a qualified  European Patent Attorney (EQE 2019).

Before joining ABG, Iain worked for three years in another IP firm in Bilbao. Science-wise, Iain carried out his research at pharma company Merck, where he worked on the chemical synthesis and SARs of antipsychotic agents, as well as at academia at the University of Oxford in the field of cancer drug discovery, specifically in the area of PRMT and N-acetylhexosaminidase inhibitors. Lastly, at the University of Glasgow, Iain was involved in the total synthesis of piperidine alkaloid (+)-α-conhydrine, and was awarded the Professor William Parker Memorial Medal for ranking top in his Chemistry degree.

Iain is a native speaker of Spanish and English, and is fluent in German.

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