Isobel Barry

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Isobel Barry
Senior associate
Carpmaels & Ransford


Isobel Barry began her IP career at Carpmaels & Ransford and, in 2014, qualified as a UK patent attorney and European patent attorney. She was promoted to senior associate in 2017. Barry specialises in the pharmaceutical field, predominantly focusing on small molecule drugs. She advises clients on the full range of patent matters, but the majority of her practice is contentious, primarily involving defending oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office and supporting parallel national litigation. Barry has been a contributor to IP Inclusive since its initial stages and is currently a committee member for IP Out (a network for LGBTQ+ people). Barry helps with the direction and development of IP Out and IP Inclusive’s Women in IP network and their activities. Over the past several years, Barry has been a key contributor to the direction and implementation of Carpmaels & Ransford’s CSR initiatives, and has organised events supporting LGBTQ+ inclusion within her workplace.