Meet The Team

Dr Zoë Birtle
Patent Attorney
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Academic and Research Background

Zoë obtained a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, a Masters of Research from the University of York and a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Oxford.

After this academic career, Zoë joined the patent profession in 2007.

Professional Experience

Zoë is a specialist in the field of biotechnology and life sciences, with extensive experience in food technology and surgical tools.

Zoë has worked with a wide range of clients, including multinationals, start-up companies, universities and individuals.

Zoë has dealt with drafting, filing and prosecution worldwide, including the management of multi-jurisdiction patent families with co-ordinated prosecution and contentious issues.

Selected technical publications

Meisetz and the birth of the KRAB motif. Bioinformatics (2006), 22 (23):2841–2845

Duplication and positive selection among hominin -specific PRAME genes. BMC Genomics (2005),6 (120)


  • Member of European Patent Institute (epi)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


  • European Patent Attorney
  • UK Patent Attorney
  • UK Design Attorney
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate
  • Post graduate certificate in IP, University of London, UK
  • PhD in Bioinformatics, University of Oxford, UK
  • MRes in Bioinformatics, University of York, UK
  • BA in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK


  • Life Sciences/Biotechnology
  • Surgical tools and medical devices
  • Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Nucleic acid technologies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food Science

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Matt Quartley, Managing Director, Valeport Ltd