UK & European Patent Attorney
European Patent Litigator
MA (Cantab), PhD, EPA, CPA
Anna entered the patent profession in 2008, working in private practice before qualifying as a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2012. She works with a diverse range of clients; from university technology transfer organisations to international corporations. The “commercially savvy” Anna is recommended in the latest edition of IAM Strategy 300 as one of the world’s leading IP strategists, and in the latest IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide, receiving praise for delivering “the best possible result for her clients.” She is recommended in the most recent IAM Patent 1000 guide, in which she is noted for having “a pragmatic approach which is appreciated by business” who “always delivers on time with a high-quality work product”, and is “unwaveringly reliable and determined.” Anna is also recommended in The Legal 500, in which she has been praised for being “accessible”, “knowledgeable”, and for having a “really outstanding, can-do attitude” (2021).
Anna is experienced in drafting and prosecuting applications, as well as coordinating worldwide patent families. She has also been involved in both oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office and with patent landscape searching, monitoring of third party patents, and applications of interest to clients. Anna has experience in a wide range of subject matter in the fields of biotechnology and life sciences, including therapeutic antibodies, plant biotechnology, advanced therapy and stem cells. She also has experience of advising on plant variety rights.
Anna graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first class MA honours degree in natural sciences, specialising in pathology. She went on to obtain a PhD in biochemistry from Manchester University. Her research focused on the control of angiogenesis in the eye, uncontrolled angiogenesis being a major cause of blindness and visual impairment in older adults.
Memberships & organisations
Anna is a member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the European Patent Institute (EPI).
“Anna Gregson couples a nuanced understanding of patent law with a deep knowledge of the biotechnology and life sciences industries to provide holistic and proactive strategic advice. She leaves no stone unturned in her analyses in order to deliver the best possible result for her clients.”
“Anna Gregson is a great choice for opposition and appeal work. She provides a pragmatic approach which is appreciated by business, and always delivers on time with a high-quality work product. On top of this, Anna is extremely personable and collaborative, so it feels more like she is part of the in-house team. Her responsiveness and ability to think strategically are appreciated.”
“Anna Gregson is a smart, considerate, and reliable business partner to universities, SMEs, and multinational organisations. She exhibits a thorough awareness of the market and understands the importance of intellectual property to a company’s overall business plan.”
“Biotechnology ace Anna Gregson has made her name as a guiding light for university technology transfer organisations, but assists a wide breadth of clients including international corporations. Her loyal clients, whose needs she always puts first, find her unwaveringly reliable and determined.”
“Commercially savvy UK and European patent attorney Anna Gregson is the ultimate safe pair of hands no matter how challenging the brief. She puts her clients first at all times and is a delight to work with.”
Anna Gregson “is accessible, knowledgeable and provide a really outstanding, can-do attitude.”
“Our attorney at Mathys & Squire is absolutely outstanding. Anna is very commercially focused, very easy to deal with, very practically minded and also incredibly thorough. She has taken on full control of an extremely complex and important IP portfolio. She has coped very well with all the changes in our business over the past few months. I don’t have the same technology background as she has and she is able to explain the science clearly to me. I would rate her very, very highly.”
Anna is praised for being “simply outstanding. Professional, pragmatic, approachable and always on hand for advice.”
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