Tanya Heare-Rowlands

Special Counsel

I enjoy getting to know my client’s business and developing an intellectual property strategy to match their business needs and provide a competitive advantage.

Tanya is a Chartered and European Patent Attorney. Previously a partner in a respected patent and trade mark firm, Tanya brings extensive experience in patents and applications in the life sciences field to Cooley’s London team. 

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  • Sixth Street Invests in Blueprint Medicines 

  • Forbius Agrees to Sell to Bristol Myers Squibb 


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    Adventure travel

Tanya is a commercially-savvy patent attorney that you can talk business with, not just legal details – Dr. Piers Mahon, Director, Global Alliances at Cancer Commons

  • Queen Mary University of London (Westfield College)
    Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, with distinction , 2004

  • Oxford University
    DPhil, 2003

  • University of Liverpool
    BSc, 1999

Admissions & Credentials

UK Intellectual Property Office

European Patent Office


  • European Patent Institute

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys