Marjan Noor


Marjan is Life Sciences Sector Lead.

Her expertise in all three areas of patents, SPCs and regulatory law enables her to advise comprehensively on enforcement and defence strategies in this sector. 

Marjan graduated with a degree in Medical Sciences and Pharmacology before going on to study law. She speaks extensively on a range of patent and regulatory topics. She is a co-author of the chapter on “Introduction to European Regulatory Rights” in Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences text and a lecturer on Oxford University’s IP Diploma course on the topics of ‘Supplementary Protection Certificates’ and ‘Regulatory Law for IP practitioners’. 

Marjan is a recognised in the Hall of Fame for Life Sciences and Healthcare (Legal 500 2023) and is a Leading Individual in Intellectual Property (Legal 500 2023); she is band one in Intellectual Property (Chambers 2023) and Life Sciences IP/Patent Litigation (Chambers 2023). She is ranked gold for litigation in IAM Patent 1000 2022, features in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP (MIP STARS 2022) and is named as one of five individuals in Who’s Who Legal – Thought Leaders - Global Elite 2023 for Life Sciences Patent litigation (England).

Marjan Noor is one of the country’s leading pharmaceutical specialists. Her experience, calming manner, tactical awareness and industry knowledge ensure that she retains her position as one of the highest-profile lawyers in the sector. Not just here, but globally.
Legal 500 UK 2022
Marjan Noor is hands-on and certainly strong on strategic and expert issues. She is very experienced and has great technical knowledge.
Chambers UK 2022
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