Anwar Gilani

Partner, Patent Attorney


Anwar is a UK and European patent attorney in our Chemical and Life Sciences team in our Cambridge office.  He works on a wide range of technologies including organic semiconductors, clean technology, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

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, where he worked on activities including managing prosecution and budgeting of a large patent portfolio covering Europe, USA and the Far East, invention harvesting 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 Insitute