Victoria Barker is a Chartered UK and European patent attorney with experience in all areas of patent portfolio management from drafting and filing applications to prosecution strategy and beyond to EPO opposition and appeal procedures. Victoria’s experience spans a broad range of chemical technologies and key jurisdictions including China, Japan, and Korea.
With experience handling patent portfolios for a broad range of clients from SME’s and universities to large multinationals, Victoria is skilled at providing customized advice to meet clients’ varying commercial needs. She is well-versed in a wide variety of chemical technologies including pharmaceutical products, agrochemicals, nutraceuticals, CFC replacements, fibers, and catalysis. Having worked on numerous global patent families she is well-practised in both developing and implementing a worldwide prosecution strategy that meets the requirements of local patent offices and the needs of clients.
Victoria is passionate about diversity in the profession and to this end has hosted events in collaboration with IP inclusive and ChIPs to support women in the workplace.
Before joining the patent profession, Victoria completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford in the area of carbohydrate chemistry and diabetes research, with the publication of 30 research papers. She subsequently worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Imperial College London, focussing on neglected tropical diseases.
Articles in the National Law Review database by K. Victoria Barker, Ph.D.