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Tony Rollins

 Tony Rollins
Tony RollinsTony has a PhD in organic chemistry and is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and UK Patent Attorney Litigator. Tony joined the Patent Department of Beecham Group in 1974, subsequently moving to the Wellcome Foundation where he was eventually a Section Manager within the Group Patents and Agreements Division. Tony then moved to Amersham International plc., subsequently Amersham plc. as a Vice President and then head of the intellectual property group.

From September 2004 until December 2013 Tony was Managing Counsel European Patents of Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) being responsible for the prosecution of MSD’s patents in Europe. Tony was also Managing Counsel of Merck & Co Inc’s Japanese patent group during some of this time. In March 2014, he started his own consultancy business, Rollins IP Strategies Ltd..

Tony was past chair of the ABPI IP group and member of the BusinessEurope, Efpia and IPFed patent committees. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the European Patent Academy. He has considerable experience of patent litigation throughout the world, as well as of patent prosecution and licensing matters.


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