Anna Tomlinson

Foreign Counsel, Patents

An experienced patent attorney with international expertise in computer technology and mechanical patents.

Anna Tomlinson's background in the UK sees her advising clients on European patents, IP strategy and commercial aspects.

About Anna Tomlinson

Anna Tomlinson is a qualified European patent attorney and chartered UK patent attorney. With a degree in natural science, reading mathematics and physics, Anna works in the fields of computer science and mechanical subject matter.

Anna specialises in patent drafting and prosecution, particularly advising clients on European aspects. She has experience in the presentation of oral proceedings at the European Patent Office before the examining and opposition divisions.

In addition, Anna has been a tutor for the UK and European patent qualifying exams for drafting and amendment papers.

Focus areas

  • Patent drafting
  • Patent prosecution
  • Infringement and validity opinions
  • Computer implemented inventions
  • European patent advice


  • Durham University (United Kingdom), BSc (Honours) Natural Science (1990)

Affiliations and accolades

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, United Kingdom
  • Member, Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

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