Fred Nicolle

Fred Nicolle is a UK and European qualified patent attorney (CPA, EPA) at Simmons & Simmons. He has over 15 years experience specialising in patent prosecution and contentious matters for the life sciences sector. He has particular expertise in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer health products, cosmetics, foods and health supplements. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Natural Sciences degree with a final year research project in synthetic organic chemistry.

Fred has extensive experience of contentious patent proceedings in opposition at the European Patent Office and in national litigation, having defended patents for numerous commercially important products. Notable examples include the defence of patents for Noctiva™ (desmopressin acetate nasal spray), Bendeka® (bendamustine HCl injection), Revlimid® (lenalidomide), Xeplion®/Invega Sustenna® (paliperidone palmitate), wound dressings, and contact lenses.

Fred is featured in The Legal 500 and IAM Patent 1000 as a recommended patent attorney.

  • Next: 8-9 Jul 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 20-21 Nov 2024 Live online

Drafting Commercial Contracts for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Live online, Classroom

A two-day practical and interactive seminar focusing on current contract drafting, negotiating, best practice and related issues within the pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences sectors.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Fred Nicolle