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Hannah Gardiner LL.M.

Hannah Gardiner is an intellectual property and technology lawyer, specialising in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. 

Hannah’s education and experience is predominantly in the life sciences, technology and CGFR sectors. She advises on national and international commercial IP strategy, due diligence in M&A deals, and licencing matters. She also acts for clients in a range of contentious matters including patent, design right and trademark opposition and infringement work. Her particular interest is in working in the intersect of science, technology and law.


  • Acted for a global science and technology innovator in relation to the acquisition of a start-up specialising in the development and manufacturing of patient-derived organoids. Advised extensively on issues such as chain of title and co-ownership of Intellectual Property.
  • Represented the claimant in patent and design right infringement litigation before the High Court.
  • Advised on intellectual property licencing and ownership provisions, opposition and infringement relating to the design and manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance of green technology.
  • Advised on prize promotion terms for key FTSE 100 clients in the CGFR sector.
  • Manages the trademark portfolio for a leading global supplier in sustainable packaging solutions.
  • English
  • German
  • University of Glasgow, LLM in Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy, 2020
  • University of East Anglia, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2018
  • University of East Anglia, BSc Hons in Biomedicine, 2017

Publications and media

Prior Experience

  • 6 month secondment to DLA Piper’s Dublin intellectual property and technology team working primarily with clients in the finance, technology and healthcare sectors on commercial and data protection, privacy and cyber security matters.
  • 6 month secondment to Heineken UK Limited