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Dr Julie Nixon, WS

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Julie is a former life scientist, having been a post-doctoral research assistant at institutions including Harvard University and the University of Edinburgh. She advises clients on IP and commercial contracts, including IP protection and commercialisation, e-commerce and IT agreements. 

Julie is a part of our IP and IT team, that is ranked by Legal 500. 

Having been seconded to Edinburgh Research and Innovation and the Roslin Institute, Julie has extensive experience with negotiating academic agreements. She has a particular interest in early stage companies, but has advised clients of all sizes across a range of sectors. Julie has also been involved in a number of private equity investments, and can provide advice on corporate issues such as share option schemes and company restructuring.

Julie is actively involved with mentoring entrepreneurs, and particularly enjoys engaging with life science companies where she finds her research background invaluable. Julie is an Enterprise Partner at Strathclyde University.

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Julie advises clients on IP and commercial contracts, including IP protection and commercialisation, e-commerce and IT agreements. Having been seconded to Edinburgh Research and Innovation and the Roslin Institute, Julie has extensive experience with negotiating academic agreements. 

She has a particular interest in early stage companies, but has advised clients of all sizes across a range of sectors. Julie has also been involved in a number of private equity investments, and can provide advice on corporate issues such as share option schemes and company restructuring.

What our clients and peers say: 

'I followed Julie Nixon to Morton Fraser from another practice as she has great skills, a background in relevant science, and most importantly can find solutions that meet NeemCo\'s aims, whilst at the same time being realistic about the needs of other parties. Julie has been pro-active in her work with us, most recently relating to Assignation of IP'.

Legal 500 2019/20
UK leading Individual 2020

Recent Content by Dr Julie Nixon, WS

12 Mar 2020

British Science Week - Life Sciences

As it is British Science Week, I thought it would be an appropriate time to comment on some of the recent success stories in the Scottish life...
Blog
Dr Julie Nixon, WS
5 Mar 2020

From scientist to solicitor: A leap of faith

Entering the legal profession as my second career was a leap of faith. Would I actually get a job let alone enjoy being a solicitor? I somewhat,...
Blog
Dr Julie Nixon, WS
6 Jan 2020

What are the data protection law implications for wearable technology?

Wearable technology such as Fitbit, Garmin and Apple Watch continued to be popular stocking fillers this Christmas past. Such technology can provide...
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Dr Julie Nixon, WS

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