Anna Pezzoli

Senior Patent Attorney


  • Patents
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Italian Patent Attorney
  • MSc in Chemistry University of Padova, Italy
  • Post degree specialization in Organic chemistry University of Milan, Italy

“We have trusted Anna Pezzoli with our IP portfolio for many years. She is diligent, proactive and works to the highest professional standard; we would highly recommend her.”

Mike Trower, COO, NeRRe Therapeutics Ltd.

Anna Pezzoli’s core area of expertise lies within the field of chemistry, with an emphasis on organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical technologies. She has more than 15 years of experience in creating and managing worldwide patent portfolios around new chemical entities, acting as an in-house attorney of multinational company GlaxoSmithKline.

Her experience has involved all aspects of preparing and prosecuting European patent and foreign patent application as well as due diligence, drafting license agreements, validity and infringement assessments. She takes advantage of the experience gained in in-house portfolio management, having worked closely with universities and companies to develop a suitable intellectual property strategy.

Anna completed a Masters degree in Chemistry at the University of Padova (Italy) in 1983. After graduating, she worked as a scientist, firstly at Padova University in the peptide chemistry field and then for Glaxo R&D as a medicinal chemistry scientist.

Having decided to make the move into intellectual property, she joined Glaxo’s legal department and later Glaxo Wellcome then GlaxoSmithKline global patents department, based in Verona.

Anna joined Murgitroyd in January 2011 and is based in the firm’s Milan office. She is a member of Murgitroyd’s Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) team.

Core Expertise: Chemicals and materials, life sciences and healthcare, pharmaceuticals, IP due diligence and licensing.

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