Afzana Anwer

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Afzana Anwer's Profile

Dr Afzana Anwer is head of IP at various high-profile start-ups with extensive worldwide experience over 20 years robustly proactively managing risk across the IP lifecycle aligning with business objectives and partnering with well known technology disruptors. She presently advises highly driven entrepreneurial fast moving agile teams at the cutting edge of sustainable battery and green technologies for all applications in the race to electrification and transition to zero carbon. Collaborating especially closely with CTOs, CPOs, GCs and CFOs, as a trusted advisor, to ramp up IP for next round of funding for investments up to billions of pounds, with a go-to-market strategy with a viable product. She also advises multinationals undergoing seismic transformation post billion-pound investments on rebranding strategies.

Dr Anwer advises company-wide teams on the capture, protection, defence, enforcement, and exploitation of green technologies for a consolidated IP strategic approach, such as for optimising cell development for lithium-ion batteries or sourcing novel cell components.  

Dr Anwer takes a pivotal pragmatic approach when it comes to transactional work with strategic partners, suppliers, joint venturers, universities, and customers to manage IP supply chain risk and customer expectations, such as procuring specialised equipment for building gigafactories around the world, or strategic acquisition for market lead. With a problem solution approach, she fosters an IP innovation culture to breakdown challenges faced, for example, when developing high performance applications, energy storage solutions or creating the next generation of green technologies.

Dr Afzana Anwer is uniquely placed with advanced science degrees (University of Cambridge/Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and dual legal qualifications (Massachusetts/USA and Roll of Solicitors/UK). She has regularly contributed to the IP community and trend setting in gap areas of the law for new emerging technologies.

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