George Lucas

Associate, UK and European Patent Attorney

George Lucas

George is a specialist in life sciences with a particular focus on bioinformatics and software. He has experience prosecuting cases in many countries with a particular focus on Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, and China. George has drafted applications relating to lipid nanoparticles, cultured meat, machine learning software, and crop simulation software. He also has experience in EPO opposition and appeal work relating to antibody technology and food technology. George has done work for a range of clients from software start-ups to large multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Before qualifying as a Patent Attorney in 2019, George studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. George’s final year research project explored Cucumber Mosaic Virus and its interactions with plant defence mechanisms and pathways.

Published articles

  • June 2024
    Scientist Live, A look at the implications of new GMO laws (link)
  • March 2024
    Process Engineering , Patents Pending (link)
  • February 2024
    EIP Updates, EPO Board of Appeal applies the G2/21 test for post-published evidence (link)
  • January 2024
    EIP Updates, Bioinformatics or Techbio: Semantic musings from a patent perspective (link)
  • December 2023
    EIP Updates, Report on EPO Patent Knowledge Week (link)

Education and qualifications

  • 2019 — 2020
    Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2014 — 2015
    MSc Management of Intellectual Property, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2010 — 2013
    MA Hons Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing College

Career history

  • 2023 — Present
    Associate, EIP
  • 2022 — 2023
    Associate, Mewburn Ellis
  • 2019 — 2022
    Associate , Marks & Clerk
  • 2015 — 2019
    Trainee Patent Attorney, Marks & Clerk