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  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • France
  • China
  • Souht Korea

Pawel Piotrowicz


Managing Partner, Partner, Patent Attorney

Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, Partner, Patentanwalt

Associé Directeur, Associé, Patent Attorney

管理合伙人, 合伙人, 专利代理人

マネージングパートナー, パートナー, 弁理士

대표 파트너 , 파트너, 변리사

  • English (en)
  • 日本語 (ja)


Pawel is a UK and European patent attorney in our electronics and engineering team. He has industry experience having previously worked as a researcher for a major multinational electronics company developing memory devices. He represents a wide variety of clients in the high technology sector including a significant number of private inventors and start-up companies and clients located in the UK, Europe, Japan and the US and large multinational companies.

Pawel specialises in the fields of physics, electronics and computer software, and also in inventions which are multi-disciplinary in nature. His areas of expertise include semiconductor devices, embedded systems, power electronics, automotive electronics, nanotechnology, spintronics, printed electronics, RFID devices, telecommunications, computer networks, computer simulation, optical systems, sensors and medical devices.

He handles applications, oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office. He is familiar with overseas practice, particularly the US, Japan, Korea and China, obtaining protection for his clients via local associates.  He also give opinions on infringement and validity.

Pawel is regularly invited by companies and universities to lecture on intellectual property and to hold intellectual property ‘clinics’.  He has been reported in the press and given radio interviews on intellectual property.

In 2006, he took the lead in opening Venner Shipley’s office in Cambridge.

He is a member of the International Liaison Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.


Pawel graduated from the University of Manchester with a first class honours degree in Physics. He was awarded a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University following research into mesoscopic effects in III-V semiconductor devices. Pawel also has a certificate in intellectual property law from Queen Mary, University of London.

Professional Memberships

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

Awards and Recognition

  • Legal 500 UK (PATMA: Patent Attorneys) – 2022
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (Patent Star) – 2021
  • Recommended individual (Digital communication and computer technology / Electronics), JUVE UK Patent Filings – 2022
  • IAM Patent 1000 (Recommended) for Patent Prosecution – 2021
  • IAM Patent 1000 (Recommended) for European Patent Office – 2021

“Pawel Piotrowicz has specific, deep knowledge in areas important to our research, and a knack for being able to work closely with our variety of academics.”

Client Testimonial: Legal 500 UK (PATMA: Patent Attorneys) – 2021 








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