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.

+44 (0) 20 7556 4364

Tanya Heare-Rowlands has extensive experience in patents and applications in the life sciences field. As well as drafting and prosecuting British, European and International patent applications, Tanya advises on opposition and appeal matters and provides opinions on patentability, validity and freedom-to-operate. She has an excellent track record in oral proceedings at the European Patent Office, having successfully represented her clients before both the Examining and Opposition Divisions on a variety of matters. She has worked with a number of well-known companies from small start-ups, academic institutions and universities through medium-sized pharmaceutical companies to large multinationals. Tanya works closely with her clients, to understand their commercial objectives and maximise the value in their intellectual property.

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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
    Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, with distinction , 2004

  • University of Oxford
    DPhil, 2003

  • University of Liverpool
    BSc, 1999

Admissions & Credentials

UK Intellectual Property Office

European Patent Office

Media & Insight


  • European Patent Institute

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


+44 (0) 20 7556 4364 office

69 Old Broad Street
London, UK EC2M 1QS