Steven GurneyBSc, MIPLaw


Chartered (UK), European and Registered (AU, NZ) Patent Attorney

Offices: Cambridge (UK)

Languages spoken: English


Telephone (Office): +44 1223 345520

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Steven Gurney

Steven specialises in pharmaceutical patents with experience gained working both in-house and in private practice. He takes a collaborative approach, understanding his clients’ commercial drivers to deliver relevant, pragmatic and actionable advice. Steven advises multinationals, universities and start-ups in the fields of pharmaceuticals, chemistry and medical devices.  His practice covers drafting, prosecution, portfolio management, freedom to operate (FTO), due diligence, advice, opposition and litigation.
Steven gained a BSc from Birmingham University in Chemistry and Biochemistry, joining Marks & Clerk in 2003 where he qualified as a UK and European patent attorney in 2006.  Steven subsequently spent time working for a patent firm in Australia, obtaining a Masters in Intellectual Property and qualifying as an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney; and then in-house at the pharmaceutical company Mylan where he managed global launches from an IP perspective.  Steven returned to Marks & Clerk in January 2017 and brings with him a wealth of in-house and private practice experience.
From 2019, Steven is a Guest Lecturer for the new MPhil in Therapeutic Sciences launched by the University of Cambridge and The Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences.
Steven is a 2021 Legal 500 key attorney and a 2016 Managing Intellectual Property Corporate IP Star.

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