Highlights:

  • Ensuring the efficient, profitable and smooth-running of Barker Brettell. Since 1989 the firm has grown significantly to become one of the UK’s largest Intellectual Property advisers with 50 attorneys and a large team of professional support staff
  • Working from the start with Marc Koska, the inventor of the non-reusable K1 auto-disable syringe, devising robust patent protection for a product that was simple in its design and therefore could potentially be difficult to protect. Two decades on, it has been estimated that the invention has saved millions of lives. Marc went on to found The SafePoint Trust which aims to teach the public about the dangers of reusing needles. In 2006 he was awarded the OBE in recognition of his contribution to global healthcare
  • Drafting and implementing patent protection for ‘The Peezy Midstream’, a simple medical device invented by GP, Dr Vincent Forte, which collects a mid-stream urine sample in a sterile environment. Dr Forte and Giovanna Forte went on to establish Forte Medical, now run by Giovanna, to commercialise the product which now is used by the NHS, private healthcare providers and is exported to the USA.  Continuing  to advise and assist on IP protection for new products that have evolved out of the original concept

“Priscilla has always provided us with pragmatic and valuable advice; new to the thorny world of IP, she has always helped make decisions that are best for the business; her candour and common sense are invaluable. I really can’t see any reason to go anywhere else for IP advice.”

Giovanna Forte, Founding Director & CEO, Forte Medical Ltd.