Julia Venner

Senior Associate

Julia’s portfolio encompasses an unusually diverse range of fields, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, mechanical devices, IT and software. She has particular experience with vaccines and therapeutic compositions, biomaterials, synthetic and transgenic organisms, medical devices and surgical equipment, energy storage devices and multimedia entertainment systems. This breadth of experience makes Julia well-placed to handle technologies which cross over the traditional boundaries of life sciences and physics.
Julia’s practice includes the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in addition to oppositions and appeals. She is experienced in representing clients before the European Patent Office and in liaising with local Patent Attorneys to successfully prosecute cases in multiple jurisdictions including Europe, the US, China and Japan.
Her clients span a broad range, including large multinational corporations, universities and university spin-outs, and SMEs.
Julia also enjoys writing about IP and her articles have appeared in various publications including Intellectual Property Magazine and WIPO Magazine.


European Patent Attorney
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
IP Litigator - Patent
MA (Hons) Biological Sciences - University of Oxford (2003)


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)

Selected Publications

‘Renewal fees for the unitary patent’, Intellectual Property Magazine, April issue, page 18 (2015)
‘The unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court – an update’, Intellectual Property Magazine, February issue, pages 11-12 (2015)
‘Is the UPC all hot air?’ Intellectual Property Magazine, November issue, page 11 (2014)
‘Making sense of Europe’s Unitary Patent’, WIPO Magazine, volume 3, pages 14-16 (2014)
‘Practical implications of the unitary patent system in Europe’, Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst, volume 2(5), pages 585-590 (2013)
J. Venner, Ingenious machines: Inventive Step and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Kilburn & Strode, (2019)

  • Biotechnology
  • Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Patents

The life sciences and chemistry team regularly writes about trends, developments and legal updates in the IP industry in our News & insights hub.

Read here

Cookies improve the way our website works. By using this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more information see our cookie policy I accept