Kristjan Bloudoff


Kristjan advises on a wide range of intellectual property matters, with a particular focus on patent litigation. 

His experience covers various technical areas, including life sciences, telecommunications, and other technologies.

Before moving into law, Kristjan was awarded a PhD in biochemistry, allowing him a deep technical understanding of complex cases whilst being able to deliver practical strategic and commercial advice to clients.


Pro bono

Assisting an international children's charity in researching international and regional legal frameworks that set benchmarks for progress in education, as well as the forums that monitor and support progress in education.

Published Work

  • Bloudoff K and Schmeing TM (2017), “Structural and functional aspects of the nonribosomal peptide synthetase condensation domain superfamily: discovery, dissection and diversity”, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Proteins and Proteomics, 1865(11 Pt B):1587-1604.
  • Bloudoff K, Fage CD, Marahiel MA, and Schmeing TM (2017), “Structural and mutational analyses of the nonribosomal peptide synthetase heterocyclization domain provide insight into catalysis”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(1): 95-100.
  • Bloudoff K, Alonzo DA, and Schmeing TM (2016), “Chemical Probes Allow Structural Insight into the Condensation Reaction of Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetases”, Cell Chemical Biology, 23(3):331-339.
  • Bloudoff K, Rodionov D, and Schmeing TM (2013), “Crystal structures of the first condensation domain of CDA synthetase suggest conformational changes during the synthetic cycle of nonribosomal peptide synthetases”, Journal of Molecular Biology, 425(17): 3137–3150.



England and Wales, 2021


PhD, Biochemistry, McGill University, 2017

BMSc, Biochemistry, University of Western Ontario, 2010

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