Vince Price

Of Counsel, UK and European Patent Attorney

Vince Price

Vince holds a key role in the EIP Life practice group. Vince is of Counsel, with many years of experience in patent drafting, prosecution, opposition and appeal proceedings, having previously built a practice as a partner in a major UK firm and more recently as proprietor of Price & Co, a boutique practice specialising in biotechnology.

Vince joined EIP in 2011, wishing to complement his specialised expertise with the technical and professional resources of a leading IP practice. A large part of his practice is working with colleagues abroad to represent clients in the life sciences sector at the European Patent Office.

Vince completed a PhD in molecular genetics at the University of Sheffield, followed by postdoctoral research at Oxford. He brings a keen interest in scientific issues to bear on each case, and seeks to draw inventors, attorneys and patent examiners together in a friendly and constructive atmosphere to secure the best possible outcome for the client.


  • 1986 — 1989
    PhD Molecular Genetics , Sheffield University
  • 1982 — 1986
    BSc Microbiology , University of Aberystwyth

Career history

  • 2011 — present
    Of Counsel, EIP
  • 2000 — present
    Partner, Price & Co.
  • 1996 — 2000
    Partner, Head of Biotech, Fry Heath & Spence
  • 1992 — 1996
    Associate, Graham Watt & Co.



  • Pharmaceuticals


  • Agritech
  • Biologics
  • Biotech
  • Cell therapy
  • Gene editing
  • Immunotherapy
  • Microbiome
  • Pharmaceuticals