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Adrian Tombling BSc, CPA, EPA


Adrian Tombling is a patent attorney and head of our Life Sciences & Chemistry group.

Adrian has diverse experience and works for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as medical device companies.

He has specific expertise in patent work relating to recombinant DNA technology, recombinant antibodies, gene therapy, diagnostic tests, screening methods and vaccines. Adrian also has experience of working with a major sporting goods company.  He has extensive experience of opposition and appeal procedures before the European Patent Office.

Adrian works with a number of universities as well as small and large biotechnology companies.

Adrian also takes a particular interest in Chinese patent law and is a regular visitor to China.

Education & background

Adrian has a degree in Genetics from Aberdeen University. He then went on to qualify as a patent attorney in 1998.

Adrian spent seven years in private practice with another firm of patent attorneys before joining Withers & Rogers in 2000.

Adrian currently heads up our Munich office and is closely involved with the European Patent Office. In particular, he is an associate member of the European Patent Institute biotechnology committee.

On a personal note...

Adrian continues to risk life and limb by cycling to work.  In his spare time, he endeavours to find less congested roads along which to cycle.  He is also learning to play the trumpet, with very limited success.