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Anwar Gilani


Partner, Patent Attorney

Partner, Patentanwalt

Associé, Patent Attorney

合伙人, 专利代理人

パートナー, 弁理士

파트너, 변리사

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Anwar is a UK and European patent attorney in our chemical and life sciences team, based in our Cambridge office. He works on a wide range of technologies including organic semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, polymers and clean technology.

After completing a B.Sc. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry Anwar worked as an examiner at the UK Patent Office in the areas of novel organic compounds and medical devices before moving in-house for a Cambridge technology company. Holding the role of IP manager, his responsibilities included managing the prosecution of a large patent portfolio covering Europe, USA and the Far East as well as working with inventors on new patent filings, freedom to operate activities and patent licensing.

His experience includes drafting new applications, prosecution before the UK and European patent offices, managing and budgeting for worldwide patent portfolios, IP due diligence activities and freedom to operate analysis.


Anwar achieved a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from Imperial College, London and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Durham.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute

Awards and Recognition

  • ‘Patent Attorney Firm of the Year’, Presented by The Cambridgeshire Law Society, Legal Excellence Awards – 2020
  • Venner Shipley receives Patent Attorney Firm of the Year award at the CLS Legal Excellence Awards

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